Report: Steve Bannon wants to weaponize Mueller probe as a way to take down Jared Kushner


Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is gearing up for battle and has set his sights on President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, according to Vanity Fair .

Bannon and Kushner have a long history of disagreement, with the two frequently butting heads on the ideological plane, where Bannon’s far-right nationalist instincts clashed with Kushner’s more moderate views.

In the wake of his ouster, Bannon is looking to even the score with West Wing rivals like Kushner, Vanity Fair reported. In keeping with that, Bannon reportedly wants former chief of staff Reince Priebus to testify to special counsel Robert Mueller that Kushner was significantly involved in Trump’s decision to fire former FBI director James Comey in May.

According to Vanity Fair, Priebus believes Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, convinced Trump to fire Comey during a weekend they spent with the president at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. When Trump returned to the White House on May 8, he informed aides that he was going to fire Comey, and he dismissed the FBI director the next day.


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