Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka revealed that he was instructed to speak with author Michael Wolff for his book “Fire and Fury” while he was working at the White House last year, contradicting President Trump’s claim that Wolff was given “zero access” to the White House.
Gorka made the revelation in an op-ed for The Hill on Monday.
“So, when I met Michael Wolff in [former chief of staff] Reince Priebus’ office, where he was waiting to talk [former chief strategist] Steve Bannon and after I had been told to also speak to him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm: ‘Thanks but no thanks’,” Gorka writes. “Our brief encounter reinforced my gut feeling that this oleaginous scribe had no interest in being fair and unbiased.”
Gorka did not reveal who asked him to speak with Wolff but clarified that it was not Trump or Bannon.
“I literally kind of knocked on the door and said, ‘can I come in?’ and they said OK,” Wolff said Sunday on “Meet the Press.” “And I came in. I sat on the couch and that’s the point of view that I’ve written this book from.”
Trump has said he did not authorize anyone to interact with Wolff.
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018