In leaked emails between Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and a prankster posing as Bannon, Marlow seemed excited about showing off the ways in which he could drive the president's daughter and son-in-law out of Trump's circle of influence.
Marlow replied, "I spooked em today".
The emails come as Breitbart takes an increasingly hostile stance toward the White House following Bannon's departure last week. "Did five stories on globalist takeover positioning you as only hope to stop it".
So what will life look like for Kushner and Ivanka Trump with Bannon and Breitbart going after the "globalists"?
"Haha. lovely stuff", replied the fake Bannon account.
Among the particular opponents he has in his sights, said Mr Bannon, seated in a dining-room decorated with Christian iconography and political mementos, are congressional Republicans ("Mitch McConnell, I'm going to light him up"), China ("Let's go screw up One Belt One Road") and "the elites in Silicon Valley and Wall Street-they're a bunch of globalists who have forgotten their fellow Americans". "When the best looking dude in my high school (who went on to play for the Yankees) defended R Kelly pissing on chicks to me, I knew certain people at a certain stature played by different rules. If they are semi normal, then yes".
NY magazine said it appears that Marlow totally bought into the exchange with fake Bannon, especially after fake Bannon gave him this bit of "insight", which sounds absurd for several reasons. "No one can figure out what [Ivanka Trump and Kushner] do", the real Pollak told fake Bannon, later handing out his phone number.
Marlow confirmed the email exchange to CNN but was unrepentant, even after being exposed for having an agenda so motivated by partisan politics, Bannon's apparent personal grievance, or both.
Marlow responded by bragging about Breitbart's coverage of the couple, which the editor referred to as "dirty work".
Marlow added: "If people want to know our thinking, they don't need to judge us on illicitly obtained comments that were meant to be private, they can simply read our front page".
Marlow responded offering up his and other editor's services to do "dirty work", for Bannon.
Solov added: "They are fake".
After more back-and-forth, during which Marlow revealed that he hopes Breitbart will force Jared and Ivanka out of the White House by the end of the year, the prankster shared a fake story so absurd that Marlow's bullshit detector is clearly broken.