‘No real transition team in place’: Newly released Mueller memos shed light on chaotic Trump operation

FBI interviews recently released from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation shed light on President Trump’s chaotic campaign and the early days of his presidency as his administration struggled to cope with Russia-related controversies.

A 26-page 2018 FBI interview with Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign chairman-turned-White House strategist, described an incoming administration unprepared to take the reins.

“In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump’s unexpected win, things were disorganized,” Bannon’s FBI notes state. “There was no real transition team in place. People in the campaign thought it was not necessary to have a strong transition team going into the election,
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