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There Were ‘a Lot of Expletives’: Video Shows Steve Bannon in Heated Oval Office Conversation

Media reports over the weekend that President Donald Trump was in a cranky mood seemed to be confirmed Sunday after CNN released dramatic video of an Oval Office argument between White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and the president.

Although Trump himself does not appear on the film, the footage shows Bannon in the Oval Office gesticulating forcefully. The president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, her husband, Jared Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and press secretary Sean Spicer are also present in the film.

There were “a lot of expletives,” said CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles. “We’re told the president accused his staff of fumbling the situation with Sessions.”

According to multiple news sources, the president spent the weekend frustrated over the recusal of his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, from any Russia-related probe of his administration. Sessions faced his own firestorm of controversy after revelations that he met with the Russian ambassador to the United States on multiple occasions while acting as a Trump campaign surrogate. Defying bipartisan calls, Trump has said that Sessions should not have recused himself.

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