Dan Bloom — The Mirror Feb 25, 2018
An author has branded Tony Blair a “complete liar” after the former Prime Minister denied a passage in his explosive book about Donald Trump.
Michael Wolff stood by his claim that he saw the ex-Prime Minister “sucking up” to, and angling for a Middle East job with, the US President’s son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner.
Last month Mr Blair said: “This story is a complete fabrication, literally from beginning to end.
“I’ve never had such conversation in the White House, outside of the White House, with Jared Kushner, with anybody else.”
But today Mr Woolf, appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, said: “I sat in the White House on the couch listening, I wasn’t supposed to overhear this, but they were standing right there.
“Jared Kushner [was] standing not 15 feet in front of me with Tony Blair , let’s choose my words carefully, sucking up to Jared Kushner.”
Told Mr Blair had strenuously denied his version of events, Mr Wolff said: “I have to say Tony Blair is a complete liar… In this instance, absolutely.”
In his book Fire and Fury, Mr Wolff also claimed Mr Blair suggested “the British” may have “had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance”.
Mr Blair also bluntly denied that claim at the time. Mr Wolff was not asked about it specifically in today’s TV interview.
Mr Blair’s office has been contacted for comment on Mr Wolff’s latest remarks.