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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon reiterated his support for Trump Thursday. Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Following the fallout from Steve Bannon's explosive quotes in Michael Wolff's forthcoming book "Fire and Fury" — including a scathing statement by President Trump — Bannon assured listeners on his morning radio show Thursday that he still supports the president:

"Nothing will ever come between us and President Trump and his agenda ... There's nobody we think higher of than President Trump, and the agenda, so let's not let the left wing media stir that up." — Steve Bannon on Breitbart radio

On Wednesday night, speaking on Breitbart News Tonight on Sirius XM radio, Bannon reiterated his praise: "The president of the United States is a great man. You know I support him day in and day out."

The backdrop: Trump is outraged with the Bannon remarks, and one of his lawyers said legal action against the president's former chief strategist is "imminent." He also sent Bannon a five-page cease-and-desist letter ordering him to retain any relevant texts and emails.

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released an unclassified report assessing that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) approved the operation to "capture or kill" Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Driving the news: The White House also announced sanctions on entities implicated in the murder, though not on MBS directly. Officials also announced a new "Khashoggi ban" under which individuals accused of harassing journalists or dissidents outside their borders can be barred from entering the U.S.

About 20% of U.S. adults have received first vaccine dose, White House says

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Nearly 1 in 5 adults and nearly half of Americans 65 and older have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, White House senior adviser Andy Slavitt said on Friday.

The big picture: The Biden administration has previously said it has secured enough doses to vaccinate most of the American population by the end of July.

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