(Report) Trump's Attorneys Sought To Push Kushner From White House

Attorneys for Donald Trump reportedly advised the President to ask his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to formally step down from his role in the White House according to the Wall Street Journal.

Attorneys for Donald Trump reportedly advised the President to ask his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to formally step down from his role in the White House according to the Wall Street Journal.

Some of President Donald Trump's legal team believed that his son-in-law Jared Kushner should have stepped aside before reports about his failure to disclose contacts with Russians during the transition became public this summer, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Although not unanimous in their conclusion that Kushner -- a senior adviser to the President and the husband of his daughter, Ivanka Trump -- should step down, some of the lawyers voiced their concerns to the President, the Journal reported Monday.

Why are the President's attorneys concerned about Jared Kushner?

The paper reported that some of Trump's lawyers were largely concerned with the fact that Kushner had the most interaction with Russians, some of whom are being investigated, while on the campaign and during the transition. Lawyers also noted that Kushner failed to accurately report his contact with foreign officials when applying for his security clearance, according to the Wall Street Journal's report.

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