Kellyanne Conway Is Trump's No. 1 Leaker, Book Claims

Author Ronald Kessler's book is out this week
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Updated Apr 2, 2018 12:33 AM CDT
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, center, arrives before a news conference   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – A new book about the Trump administration zeroes in on Kellyanne Conway as the person responsible for much of the anonymous information springing from the Oval Office. According to Ronald Kessler, author of The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game, Conway is the "number one leaker" in President Trump's White House. Kessler told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that the former campaign manager leaks more information to the press than anyone else in the White House. Kessler also painted Conway as loose-lipped with criticisms of her colleagues, with unkind words to say about former chief of staff Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner.

Another claim in the book centers around newly departed communications director Hope Hicks. Per Page Six, Kessler claims Trump's wealthy pals wanted him to fix them up with the 29-year-old former model. “Trump has told friends that billionaires are constantly asking him to fix them up with Hicks, who was consumed by her work as communications director and until recently was never seen with a date," Kessler writes. According to the book, Trump told the author he denied the requests. Kessler's book will reportedly be an inside look at the White House akin to Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, but with a more flattering take on the president. Kessler told CNN Sunday he believes Trump will one day be seen as a great president "just like Reagan." His book is due out Tuesday. (Read more Ronald Kessler stories.)

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