According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s lawyers voiced concerns to Trump about Jared Kushner’s ties to Russia and how it will look on his administration.
Some of President Donald Trumpâ€™s legal team advised him months ago that son-in -law Jared Kushner should leave the White House over concerns tied to Special Counsel Muellerâ€™s Russia investigation, theÂ Wall Street JournalÂ reported Monday.
According to the report, it was Kushnerâ€™s admitted contacts with Russians during and after the campaign which caused him to stand out as a cause for concern among current senior White House staff. These contactsÂ took center stage in media reportingÂ of the â€œRussia investigationâ€ in May after theÂ Washington PostÂ reported him as a â€œperson of interestâ€who may have discussed opening a line of communication with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in a December, 2016 meeting.
Of particular concern to these lawyers was a meeting with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower in New York along with Donald Trump, Jr. in July, 2016. In June of this year, when the lawyers reportedly came to the conclusion Kushner must leave, that meeting was not yet public knowledge. In July, the meetingÂ became a media-driven scandalÂ of its own.
Kushner himself hasÂ repeatedly denied involvementÂ in and the existence of â€œcollusionâ€ between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the ostensible subject of Muellerâ€™s investigation.
Now, of course, the left is trying to act as this is a “Russian bombshell”. This actually means little for the Russian Narrative. Trump’s lawyers were referring to the Trump Jr. meeting and the contact he had with Kislyak. Both of these turned out to be nothing burgers.Â I’m really getting tired of saying this but Trump didn’t collude with Russia. Everything Trump has done has pointed to the fact he is mad about the investigation because he knows he had nothing to do with Russia. If Trump was worried about covering his tracks he would have fired Kushner long before any of the news above broke.