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Washington - Some Trump Lawyers Reportedly Recommended Kushner Step Down Over Russia Scandal

Published on: September 12, 2017 04:20 PM
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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump talks with husband and fellow senior adviser Jared Kushner (C), and  White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn prior to a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the September 11 attacks on the United States, at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWhite House senior adviser Ivanka Trump talks with husband and fellow senior adviser Jared Kushner (C), and White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn prior to a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the September 11 attacks on the United States, at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Washington - Some lawyers for President Donald Trump recommended that Jared Kushner step down as senior White House adviser over the Russia scandal.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the president’s lawyers were not united in the opinion. The article also said that Trump believed Kushner had done nothing wrong, thus there was no reason he should quit.

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Due to the concerns of some members of the president’s legal team, press aides to the team drafted a statement explaining Kushner’s departure, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Kushner reportedly had several meetings with Russian officials during and after the election campaign. He also failed to disclose on his application for a security clearance a meeting he had with a Russian official, along with his brother-in-law Donald Trump Jr., to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, during the 2016 campaign.

In July, Kushner appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the election. Afterward he released an 11-page statement denying collusion.

Some of Trump’s attorneys worried that keeping Kushner as an adviser could involve other White House officials in the Russia investigation, including his discussing the probe with the president without a lawyer present.



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 Sep 12, 2017 at 06:26 PM Educated Archy Says:

Please don't cave in to the deep state. Kushner is a smart man. He ran the campaign brilliantly like a business achieving the best ROI's with the least amount of money. We need Kushner in the WH.

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 Sep 12, 2017 at 08:53 PM yamsar Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Please don't cave in to the deep state. Kushner is a smart man. He ran the campaign brilliantly like a business achieving the best ROI's with the least amount of money. We need Kushner in the WH.

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