Kellyanne Conway is the biggest leaker, author of new book on White House says
Former Washington Post journalist Kessler added that when he spoke to the White House counselor, she was unguarded in her criticisms of her colleagues in the administration.
President Donald Trump's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, reportedly is the biggest leaker from the White House, according to the author of the latest book on the Republican president's administration.
Author and former journalist at The Washington Post Ronald Kessler, while talking to Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union, said: "If you wonder why there are so many leaks out of the White House, one reason is Kellyanne Conway is the number one leaker."
Kessler added that when he spoke to the White House counselor for the research of his book, she was unguarded in her criticisms of her colleagues in the administration, reports state.
Kessler's book 'The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game' is set to come out on Tuesday.
Conway said some of the "most mean, cutting and obviously untrue” things about former chief of staff Reince Priebus, Kessler told Tapper.
She also "lit into" first daughter Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, for leaking information about ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Also, aides told Kessler that they saw texts from Conway to members of the media "dissing her colleagues" and "leaking material," the author said.
Kessler also added that the president understands that his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, — who are senior aides in the administration — are "problems" and that their inexperience has led the Republican to make some of the most dangerous moves of his presidency, including former FBI chief James Comey's firing.
"In the end, Jared and Ivanka would push the most disastrous and foolish decisions of Trump’s presidency ... they had no understanding of the basic fundamentals of how government works ... most of all, they had no understanding of the political consequences of their actions," an excerpt from Kessler's book reads.
Reports state that the book will present a drastically different perspective of the White House, different from Michael Wolff’s explosive revelations in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."
Kessler reportedly also said that Trump will be considered a great president one day and added that he believes that the Republican's White House is diverse enough.
The White House on Sunday was slammed by many social media users for its batch of mostly white spring interns.