Some of the president’s lawyers now believe that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner should be removed from his position of senior White House adviser because of the legal ramifications of the Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The lawyers for President Trump shared their concern that Kushner was the adviser closest to Trump and in fact interacted four times with Russian officials throughout the campaign and the administration’s transition. This is more interaction than any other adviser. This interaction has been intensified due to Kushner initially saying that he did not have any contact with foreign officials on his security clearance application, but he later amended his application to reveal that he had contact with over 100 foreign officials, according to the Wall Street Journal.
These concerns were shared with Trump by his team in June, but the president dismissed them. There are some lawyers on Trump’s team that do not believe that Kushner should be removed.
Jared Kushner met with the Senate Intelligence Committee in July to answer questions about his meetings with Russian officials. He released a statement saying that he did not collude with Russia during the campaign.
“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” Kushner said. “I had no improper contacts.”
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., met with the Senate Judiciary Committee last week behind closed doors to answer questions about his meeting with a Russian lawyer who had Kremlin connections. Kushner was present for part of that meeting. Trump Jr. also denied any collusion with Russia.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees are investigating Russias attempted influence of the 2016 election. They are also looking for any connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Do you agree with some of Trump’s legal team? Do you think Kushner should be removed from his senior adviser’s position?
Credit: Washington Examiner