Jun 30, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Jared Kushner pulled into Trump-Morning Joe fallout

Danny Moloshok / AP

More news has emerged from the Donald Trump-Morning Joe spat this afternoon regarding the White House's alleged pressuring of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to soften their Trump coverage or face a scathing gossip piece in the National Enquirer about their relationship.

"Tapes" part 2? Per CNN, an NBC spokesman confirmed that Scarborough kept NBC executives in the loop regarding the Trump administration's alleged threats, suggesting that his tweet about texts and phone records from his contacts with the White House might be corroborated.

New York Magazine reports that Scarborough's point of contact in the White House about the Enquirer story was Jared Kushner, although a source familiar with the interactions strongly disputed to Axios that there was any 'quid pro quo' offered and said Kushner told Scarborough that he wasn't the person to deal with it and he should take it up with the President.

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