Jared Kushner ‘worried’ Steve Bannon is about to drop ‘a new round’ of damaging leaks about him: report
The long-simmering feud between Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and top White House political strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly back on.
The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush reports that Bannon and Kushner have ended the truce that they struck a little more than two months ago after President Donald Trump sat them down and told them to stop leaking damaging information about each other.
Thrush also says that Kushner is “worried Bannon is pushing a new round of negative stories about him” that would compound the negative press he’s received over the past month for his contacts with the head of a Russian state bank during the 2016 presidential transition.
Couple of sources say the Jared/Bannon war is back — and Jared is worried Bannon is pushing a new round of negative stories about him…
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) June 13, 2017
Bannon and Kushner’s allies have regularly accused the two men of leaking dirt on each other. Bannon ally Roger Stone first accused Kushner of leaking “fake news” about Bannon to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in April, while Scarborough earlier this month claimed Bannon was trying to “sideline” Kushner in the administration by leaking stories about his Russian contacts.