While trying to discredit Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury Sebastian Gorka accidentally blew up Trump’s claim that Wolff never had White House access.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Gorka wrote:
So, when I met Michael Wolff in Reince Priebus’ office, where he was waiting to talk to Steve Bannon, and after I had been told to also speak to him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm: “Thanks but no thanks.”
The problem is that Gorka’s admission contradicts Trump’s tweet:
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
Wolff had zero authorized access, but he was in then White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ office in the West Wing. What is a man who doesn’t have White House access doing in the Chief of Staff’s office, and who told Gorka that he had to speak to Wolff? Gorka’s boss was Steve Bannon, so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who ordered Gorka to speak to Wolff.
This Keystone Cops administration can’t even keep their story straight among themselves. Not only did they give Wolff access to the White House, but they ordered staff to talk to him. The whole Fire And Fury debacle is another self-inflicted wound from an incompetent administration that can’t stop falling flat on its face.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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