As Breitbart News prepares to go to war with Steve Bannon’s enemies within the Trump administration, one unnamed Breitbart staffer has thrown down the gauntlet for the president.
In an interview with journalist Gabriel Sherman in Vanity Fair, a “high-level” Breitbart staffer warns Trump that the publication is not afraid to go thermonuclear on him if he starts going soft on issues such as immigration.
“We’re prepared to help Paul Ryan rally votes for impeachment,” said that staffer, who worried that administration officials such as Gary Cohn and Jared Kushner would push Trump to moderate his views on key nationalist planks that he used to get himself elected.
Sherman also reported over the weekend that Bannon plans to “weaponize” Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to help bring down Kushner — and he wants former Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to help him do it.
“Recently, according to several sources, Bannon has told friends he wants Priebus to give his account of the James Comey firing to special prosecutor Robert Mueller,” wrote Sherman. “According to a source close to Priebus, the former chief of staff believes that the decision was made during an early May weekend in Bedminster, where Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Stephen Miller were with the president. Trump returned to the Oval Office on Monday, May 8 and told other aides he intended to fire Comey.”