Sargent said Harder's cease-and-desist letter was "an attempt to achieve" prior restraint, or government action that prohibits certain kinds of speech or expression, and said the publisher will send a legal response to Trump later Monday.
Bannon's departure on Tuesday was simply a recognition of the obvious: He was far too damaged in the eyes of Trumpworld to possibly continue in his role at Breitbart.
When he returned to Breitbart from the White House, Bannon pledged to use the outlet as a tool against so-called establishment Republican figures and enemies of Trump's agenda.
Trump administration officials and allies defended Trump and attacked the book Sunday.
The nominee for secretary of health and human services defended his record on drug pricing today.
The Point: Trump took Bannon from the fringes of the political conversation all the way to the White House. He attributed the discrepancy to "inaccurate reporting".
"Danny Tarkanian and Steve Bannon are frauds whose only skill is losing elections and costing Republicans seats", Heller spokesman Keith Schipper responded in a statement.
In a statement, Bannon commended his team, saying, "I'm proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform". From the inner circle he apparently wasn't paying attention to Trump's signature, the one the president likes to hold up to the cameras and show off. The one that looks like 27 daggers balanced on their hilts.
That reportedly was the final straw for financial patron and Breitbart investor, Rebekah Mercer, already concerned about his unrelenting support for Moore. His groveling apology to Trump didn't move the needle. In his explanation, he blames his remarks on his time as a naval intelligence officer during the Cold War, when he was stationed on a destroyer hunting Soviet submarines. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!" Over the weekend, Mr. Trump described himself as a "very stable genius" and trumpeted his own mental acuity. I have never spoken to anyone - and it's fascinating to talk to him at this level - who sees many, many steps ahead. "And that turns into a book". If Tarkanian beats Heller, he'll face Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, who defeated him in a 2016 House race by fewer than 4,000 votes.