に “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” Kushner questions his own response and says he was “woefully unprepared” after Bannon, “a black belt in the dark arts of media manipulation,” declared war on him. CNN has reached out to a spokesman for Bannon on Kushner’s book.
一度, Kushner writes, he was urged by Reince Preibus — Trump’s first chief of staff — to call a reporter from the New York Times to ward off a story that Priebus and Bannon had been kicked off an Air Force One trip amid Trump’s unhappiness with his senior staff.
“Why are you coming to Florida for the day? I don’t need you there. Stay here,” Kushner says Trump told Priebus and Bannon, before referencing then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 大統領選挙.
“There was no reason for Sessions to recuse himself, and this is going to unleash a disaster,” トランプは言った, according to Kushner.
But after Kushner phoned Maggie Haberman of the New York Times at Priebus’ 促す, he says Bannon exploded on him.
“How f—ing dare you leak on me? If you leak out on me, I can leak out on you 28 ways from Sunday,” Bannon said, according to Kushner.
Kushner describes how Trump soured on Bannon before eventually firing him in August 2017. Kushner joked to one friend that it was one of his biggest accomplishments and says West Wing aides mocked Bannon’s responsibilities following his departure
“Stephen Miller joked to Hope and me, ‘I have a plan to split up Steve Bannon’s extensive workload. 望む, you leak to Jonathan Swan at Axios. ジャレド, you call Mike Bender from the Wall Street Journal. I’ll call Jeremy Peters from the New York Times, そして … we’re done,'” Kushner writes.
One of Trump’s final acts in office was pardoning Bannon, who had been charged with defrauding donors of more than a million dollars as part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump’s border wall. Despite their acrimonious past, Kushner says he didn’t oppose the pardon, citing his own father, Charles Kushner, who also received a pardon from Trump.
“真剣に?” Trump said to Kushner, 本によると. “You would really be for that? After everything he did to you?”
“Bannon single-handedly caused more problems for me than anyone else in my time in Washington. He probably leaked and lied about me more than everyone else combined. He played dirty and dragged me into the mud of the Russia investigation. But now that he was in trouble, I felt like helping him was the right thing to do,” Kushner writes.
先週, Bannon was convicted of two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify or provide documents for the Jan. 6 委員会.