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Joe Scarborough: Steve Bannon Is Leaking All Jared Kushner-Russia Intel

President Donald Trump signs executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Looking on are White House chief of staff  Reince Priebus, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, senior adviser Jared Kushner (second right) and senior counselor Stephen Bannon. (Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump signs executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Looking on are White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, senior adviser Jared Kushner (second right) and senior counselor Stephen Bannon. (Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

I love nothing more than a good reality drama, and nothing is better than the reality-TV star-turned-president and his merry band of misfits. On Friday, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough posited an interesting theory, and one that I think I can get behind.

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According to Scarborough’s sources inside the White House, White House chief political strategist and proud white nationalist Steve “Papa” Bannon is behind leaks against Trump’s son-in-law, Jared “Got Dem Visas” Kushner.

We know that the two have been openly feuding inside the White House over who gets to pull President Vladimir TrumPutin’s puppet strings. And with Papa Bannon’s connections to the “press” via right-wing site Breitbart, this feels highly likely.

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“Steve Bannon was running around from—according to my sources, bragging to journalists a month and a half ago that he didn’t have to worry about Kushner and he was going to sideline Kushner because of Russia, that he had information on the Russian investigation, and that he was going to sideline Jared Kushner,” the MSNBC host said, according to Raw Story.

Scarborough added that when he heard the news from his sources, he didn’t give it much thought until major news publications began writing pieces about Kushner and Russian connections.

“Two days after I heard this, two days, front-page New York Times story about the links between Kushner and Russia,” he said. “A coincidence? Absolutely not. Steve Bannon has been leaking, I believe, based on everything that I’ve heard, has been leaking these stories.”

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Read more at Raw Story.

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DISCUSSION

Assuming this is all true, it’s a hell of a fight to watch unfold.

Kushner is the fencer. He dissects Bannon’s influence piece by piece, and Bannon is too slow and clumsy to even put his hands up.

Now, Bannon has found his inner lumberjack and is bringing a chainsaw to that fencing match.