‘Wait, What?’ Anderson Cooper Shocked By Jeffrey Lord’s Claim that Jared, Ivanka Would NEVER Leak to WaPo
Jeffrey Lord bemused Anderson Cooper tonight by proclaiming that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner would never leak anything from the White House.
Cooper was leading a panel as they reacted to the new report about how the president “personally dictated” Donald Trump Jr.’s statement after his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer came to light. As they discussed how the news will add to the Trump family’s legal complications, Gloria Borger took note of how Trump’s daughter and son-in-law were accompanying the president when he supposedly made his pronouncement.
The panel discussed how Trump’s family and senior advisers have instant access to the president, even as John Kelly faces the task of reigning in the White House and stopping leaks. As Bakari Sellers noted how Trump’s family could theoretically bypass Kelly to access the president, Jeffrey Lord piped up, “Jared and Ivanka are not going to leak to The Washington Post.”
This really threw Cooper for a loop.
“Wait, what? Really? I don’t know for a fact, but there’s a lot of stories that suddenly always appear that Jared or Ivanka is trying to save the president from himself. I don’t know anybody else who would be leaking those other than… usually when there’s a story out, you can sort of see who does this story benefit? And then you kinda work backward…”
Lord, for his part, maintained that it was hard to believe Trump’s family would leak something that could damage the president.
Watch above, via CNN.
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