During a segment on InfoWars today, Roger Stone, who was previously an adviser during the early months of President Trump’s campaign, claimed to host Alex Jones that Trump’s own son-in-law Jared Kushner was leaking information to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.
“Jared Kushner, perhaps the one presidential aide who cannot be fired, is now in regular text message communications with Joe Scarborough,” Stone claimed. “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 did not respond to a subsequent text and email from The Daily Beast seeking clarification on this claim.
“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,” Stone continued. “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.”
Scarborough has oscillated between criticizing the president on air and maintaining a friendly relationship with him, for instance recently meeting with Trump prior to his address to Congress. Trump, in turn, has claimed over and over again that he no longer watches the show.
Stone said that his information has not hit the news and “was breaking on InfoWars.”
Jones responded that he didn’t want to “run Jared down” because he “looks like a smart guy, good looking guy.” But he was adamant that, in his mind, leaking to Scarborough was a bad idea.
Stone would not go into detail about the claims he made.
This is far from the first time that Stone has made these sorts of salacious remarks on InfoWars.
In December, while former presidential candidate Mitt Romney was under consideration for the job of Secretary of State, Stone claimed that Trump was only dangling the position in front of him in order to “torture” him.
Trump inevitably picked former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the job.
More recently, Stone has turned his attention towards an ongoing investigation into alleged ties between Trump officials and Russia during the campaign. Last month, he told Alex Jones that someone attempted to kill him by t-boning his car. Stone went on InfoWars before going to the hospital.
“I am a consistent critic of the ‘Deep State’—that's why I think I'm targeted," Stone said on the show.