Kushner is now under FBI scrutiny as it investigates meetings he had with Russian officials during the transition period following the November election, though it does not mean he is the target of the investigation. "Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and ex-top campaign official David Bossie have been mentioned repeatedly in those conversations".
Multiple reports earlier alleged Kushner was a person of interest in the multi-agency probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, though investigators did not necessarily suspect any wrongdoing.
Dubke's departure may be a harbinger of a major shakeup in the Trump administration.
"While the various congressional and law enforcement investigations continue, the White House should take all possible steps to protect national security including immediately revoking Mr. Kushner's security clearance", the letter read.
Why did Kushner make the request of Ambassador Sergey Kislyak?
Critics call it a giant step over the line for a private citizen to try to set up covert communications with a hostile power like Russian Federation, particularly after US intelligence agencies accused Moscow of trying to interfere in the election to help Trump.
Sounds like a decent plan, as long as Trump stops undercutting official messaging with his typo-ridden tweets. "I have total confidence in him".
Let's face it: Given what we know about Trump's impulsive behavior in his own words, I doubt the Russians had much trouble setting him up for a situation in which they can now blackmail him. The subpoenas were approved for Flynn and Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and their related businesses.
Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russian Federation, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.
On the other hand, "Trump isn't always as clear on the policy specifics, whereas the communications people usually are better at that, and that could be a detriment to the overall message", Hagle said. USA intelligence officials have said Kushner is not accused of any wrongdoing. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss private thinking and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
"Jared is doing a great job for the country", President Trump told the press Sunday. He was also responsible for overseeing the message strategy of the White House.