Former White House political strategist Steve Bannon is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday -- and Republican strategist Rick Wilson thinks there's a good chance he could turn on his former boss.
Writing on Twitter, Wilson explains that Bannon at this point has nothing to lose after being ousted from his job at Breitbart News and having his Sirius XM radio show cancelled.
However, Wilson also believes that Bannon could back stab President Donald Trump and his family for an even more basic reason: He realizes that they're hurting his agenda.
"Is Bannon's nationalist populism better served by a constantly wounded, defensive, and crazy Trump than by a clean resolution of things like Russia?" Wilson wonders.
Additionally, Wilson notes that Bannon has a "white-hot hatred" of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, which he thinks might lead him to seek revenge "regardless of any other factor."
In Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," Bannon said he thought special counsel Robert Mueller would nail Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. on money laundering charges -- and then use them to get to President Trump.
In the wake of those comments, Trump publicly raged at Bannon and the Trump White House urged Breitbart to consider firing Trump's one-time political ally.
Read Wilson's whole tweet storm below.
2/ Bannon isn't where he was a month ago, so there are few big relevant questions to answer.— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1516115142.0
4/ does bannon's flaming, white-hot hatred of (((Globalist))) (((Cosmopolitan))) (see what I did there?) Jared Kush… https://t.co/xFBX2BY6ji— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1516115531.0