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Donald Trump Is Blaming Jared Kushner For The Mueller Investigation

04 November, 2017

Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 United States election - and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to influence the outcome - led to the indictments on Monday of Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's past business associate Rick Gates. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday put Mr. Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presidency. Any report of charges will likely create complications since the White House has argued that the entire Russian Federation situation is simply a Democratic scheme that was triggered by Hillary Clinton's loss in the elections past year.

Kushner was forced to resubmit security clearance forms several times because he repeatedly failed to disclose foreign contacts and he caused a flap by using a private email account to discuss some government business while working in the White House. Bannon is no fan of either Jared or Ivanka, due to their reportedly more moderate economic and social positions. The White House declined to comment.

Someone briefed on Trump's calls this week with Bannon said that Trump specifically blamed Jared for recommending that he fire former national security advisor Mike Flynn and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, Sherman reported.

The firing of Comey directly resulted in Mueller's appointment.

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Then in a conversation with longtime adviser Roger Stone, Trump agreed with Stone's assessment that Kushner was providing the president with bad political advice, someone familiar with the conversation told Vanity Fair. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has also gone on the offensive against Kusher.

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", he said. The former advisor added, " I would say [Kushner] should go back to real estate in NY.

It's been reported that Jared's role in the White House has been reduced, likely due to the influence of John Kelly, who came in as chief of staff in August and has instituted a more professionally run administration. It is not clear how Kushner's advice to the President might relate to the overall Russian Federation investigation or potential obstruction of justice.

The Independent is reporting on claims the US President is "turning" on his Senior White House Advisor in the wake of indictments being issued for two of his former employees.

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