A source close to Kroft’s lover told The Post that the TV hotshot was “really paranoid about right-wing zealots” finding out about their affair and using the tawdry details to try to destroy his career and CBS.
The sexts between Kroft and Lisan Goines — obtained exclusively by The Post — include a nude selfie of the lusty lawyer that she sent to her much-older lover. Other photos show her wearing a red thong and busting out of a black bra.
But “dress in Washington is Either professional or Laura Bush,” Kroft messaged his illicit squeeze in advance of their September 2011 play date at the Park Hyatt on 24th and M streets in DC.
“Don’t dress like Beyoncé,” Kroft warned the Harvard-educated beauty, according to the source.
In addition to fearing the zealots, Kroft, 69, was “beyond terrified” that his wife of 23 years, fellow journalist Jennet Conant, would find out about the affair, the source added.
The racy texts also show Kroft boasting about his buddy-buddy rapport with President Obama, whom he referred to as “Barry.”
When news of Kroft’s affair with Goines, 41, broke four weeks ago, he readily admitted it to The Post — but insisted that he never had any pillow talk with Goines about Obama, whom the newsman has interviewed repeatedly.
The source, however, said Kroft was proud to boast to Goines about his closeness to the leader of the free world — and let slip that Obama “hates” his attorney general, Eric Holder.
“[Kroft] definitely said Obama feels comfortable with him, because he was the first person to take him seriously when he was running for president,” the insider said.
“They have a rapport. They used to smoke together.”
Kroft’s side dismissed the latest dish.
“These accounts, like the ones previously, are filled with distortions, exaggerations and outright falsehoods,” said a source familiar with the details of the affair.
The newly revealed text messages show Kroft detailing his various states of arousal — the literal ups and downs of a near-septuagenarian with a curvaceous younger girlfriend.
Yes, there were downs.
“Too old and Sick to j- -k off,” reads one text to Goines from last March, to which the real-estate and corporate lawyer responded with a sexy selfie and the encouragement, “Get well soon…”
The selfie showed Goines smiling alluringly, her long hair be-ribboning her ample cleavage.
“This will help ;)” Kroft responded appreciatively.
Kroft was in better form during an earlier exchange that occurred on Sept. 4, 2011.
“Wanting to taste you again,” Goines began.
“Same here,” Kroft answered.
“Stem to stern And all the delicious spots Inbeteren [sic].”
Goines waited until the next morning to answer that one: “Gonna explode if I can’t have you soon…”
“Very hard playing golf with A bulge in my pants,” Kroft texted Goines of the resulting handicap.
“I’d like to see just how hard it is,” Goines parried.
The veteran TV journalist was no mere “60-minutes man” in the boudoir, according to his texts. He boasted in one of a four-hour sex marathon with Goines.
“I’m in my room at the same Washington hotel where I remember having you for a four hour full course Meal plus desert,” he messaged her.
“Mmmm…u whet my appetite,” Goines answered, prompting the response, “I hope that’s not all I’m wetting.”
The newsman was an eager audience for Goines’ selfies.
“Jesus” was his gobsmacked response to a nude shot she sent in November 2013.
“Maybe I should have said ‘Sweet Jesus,’ ” he amended.
Kroft’s 69th birthday fell on Aug. 22 and prompted a volley of numerical sex puns.
“Many happy returns,” Goines began. “Wanna act ur age?:)”
Kroft apparently didn’t get the joke at first.
“You mean old and grumpy?” he answered.
“No,” explained Goines. “Just some dirty b-day humor. Ur aged to perfection…or at least the perfect number :)”
Finally, the newsman got it: “We should celebrate the Perfect number the perfect Way :)”
Goines and a spokeswoman for Kroft and CBS declined to comment.