Bannon has been telling friends he and Trump occasionally speak, source says

Trump distanced himself from Bannon on Thursday following the conservative firebrand’s arrest on charges of fraud stemming from his involvement in a private funding project for a wall along portions of the US-Mexico border.

But according to the source, Bannon has boasted of his conversations with Trump as recently as a few months ago. The source said Bannon described his discussions with Trump as sounding board sessions covering a variety of topics.

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