Ron Kessler described Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, as “the number one leaker” in the White House during his interview Monday with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour on Breitbart News Tonight.
Kessler said, “In terms of newsbreaks, if you will, one is that Kellyanne Conway is the number one leaker. I interviewed her at the White House. It was recorded, and she apparently forgot that it was on the record, and she started lashing into Reince Priebus, Ivanka, and Jared. She had this nasty thing to say about Reince Priebus that was obviously untrue, and I didn’t use it in the book because I thought that would be unfair.”
Kessler added, “She also called Jared and Ivanka leakers, and I interviewed aides who said that they had seen text messages that she sent to reporters, where she also leaks and castigates others. So it will be interesting to see what Trump does about this because he was not aware of it, and, of course, he’s reading the book now.”
Conway addressed Kessler’s description of her as the White House’s “number one leaker” last week on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends.
Conway said, “I have a great working relationship and a great relationship with Jared and Ivanka. I had dinner recently with them at their house. [President Trump] knows, and he has said publicly and privately who the leakers and the liars are and have been–very happy that there’s a lot less leaking in the White House now. … If somebody puts Kellyanne in an interview, on a chyron, in a headline, you get clicks and kicks.”
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