Roger Stone accuses Jared Kushner of leaking White House information to Joe Scarborough

The Republican political operative casts doubt on Jared Kushner's trustworthiness

By Matthew Rozsa
April 5, 2017 7:06PM (UTC)
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President Donald Trump has given his son-in-law Jared Kushner an enormous amount of power in his new administration, from negotiating a peace deal in the Middle East to creating a "SWAT team" of former business executives to bring new ideas into government. Yet it seems like one close Trump adviser, Roger Stone, has some reservations about Trump's golden boy.

"Jared Kushner, perhaps the one presidential aide who cannot be fired, is now in regular text message communications with Joe Scarborough," Stone said during a Tuesday appearance on Alex Jones' Infowars show. "Many of the anti-Steve Bannon stories that you see, the themes that you see on 'Morning Joe,' are being dictated by Kushner. And while Mr. Kushner’s plate is very full with Middle Eastern peace and the China visit, and so on, in this case I think he is disserving the president."


Stone added, "There is no question now that sources tell me that the president’s son-in-law enjoys a very lively text exchange with Joe Scarborough. Joe Scarborough is no friend of the president; he revels in passing fake news. He himself has more scandals than you can shake a stick at."

Aside from citing unnamed sources, Stone did not provide any evidence for his claim that Kushner has been leaking information to Scarborough. Although Scarborough has at times maintained a friendly relationship with Trump, he has also been willing to criticize many of his policies and various scandals, prompting Trump to state at one point that he no longer watches Scarborough's show.

Jones, for his part, shared Stone's disdain for the idea of leaking information to Scarborough, but a made it clear that he holds no ill will toward Kushner saying that he seems "like a smart guy, good looking guy."


Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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