Former chief White House strategist is predicting Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner will get rolled up an special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, which he posits is designed to target money laundering.
Bannon made the claims in a series of bold statements excerpted from 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff, and didn't spare Kushner, who was a White House rival.
'You realize where this is going,' he says in the book, excerpts of which were published in the Guardian.
'This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to f***ing Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It's as plain as a hair on your face,' he said.
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Bannon says in a new book the Mueller probe is 'all about money laundering' and called conduct by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner 'greasy'
'It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner s***,' Bannon says, referencing reports that Mueller has subpoenaed bank records from the German bank.
'The Kushner s*** is greasy. They're going to go right through that. They're going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me,' Bannon said.
He was likely also referring to former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, who has been charged with money laundering and conspiracy, and has pleaded not guilty.
The baseball expression was a likely reference to prosecutors either going directly after Kushner or using him to extract information about Trump or other higher-ups.
Kushner was a top figure in the campaign, as was Manafort, who served as chief executive of the campaign – only to be the subject of a blistering Trump statement Wednesday after his uninhibited quotes on Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. emerged.
The bank gave Kushner Companies a $285 million loan last year, and has extended a line of credit valued at up to $25 million to Kushner and his mother, the New York Times reported before Christmas.
A Kushner spokesman declined to comment on Bannon's comments.
Bannon brought up loans Kushner companies got from Deutsche Bank
With the air temperature at 10-degrees, Jared Kushner departs his home at 7:08 am, in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York sought Kushner Deutschebank records, the paper reported, in a move unrelated to Mueller's probe.
The White House unloaded on Bannon after book excerpts were reported.
'Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency,' President Donald Trump said in a statement.
'Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was,' the president said in an unprecedented brushback at a former top White House aide.
NOT CLOSE: 'Steve was a staffer who worked for me,' Trump said in a statement released by the White House
SEAT OF POWER: 'Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books,' said Trump
'When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,' the president said.
'Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican Party,' said Trump.
'Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look.'
Bannon also cast the White House as being blind to what they were facing.
'They're sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five,' he reportedly said.