Trump son-in-law Kushner withheld Russian Federation meetings on security form

Posted April 09, 2017

According to insiders, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn, a close ally of Kushner, are being considered to replace Priebus.

In seeking a top-secret government security clearance, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to report dozens of contacts with foreign officials, according to a Thursday New York Times report.

Even as Trump apparently sought to cool the infighting, he is said to have floated potential replacements for Priebus, who has reportedly been on thin ice since January, due to the administration's early missteps.

White House Chief of Staff Reince, left, and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon, right, make a joint appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on February 23, 2017. Swan reported that Bannon had told associates in the past 24 hours that he "loved a gun fight".

The White House dismissed persistent talk that Trump might be on the verge of a staff shakeup.

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And in fairness, the Trump and Kushner families both have long histories of donating to and endorsing Democrats (including Hillary Clinton). right up until Donald chose to run for president, as a Republican.

The former Trump advisers said Kushner, husband of Trump daughter Ivanka Trump, is trying to tug the president into a more mainstream position, while Bannon is trying to keep aflame the nationalist fervor that carried Trump to his unexpected election victory on November 8.

Also up in the air is the fate of Steve Bannon, who was booted from the National Security Council on Wednesday, the site reported. If headlines over the last few weeks are to be believed, the two are having trouble getting along these days, which isn't all that surprising for a number of reasons, including Bannon's alleged anti-Semitic leanings.

But there was one other sentence in the New York Times' article that jumped out at me: "Mr. Kushner's omissions were described by people with direct knowledge of them who asked for anonymity because the questionnaire is not a public document". Bannon has made it clear he doesn't approve of Kushner who, before he joined his father-in-law's presidential campaign, was a lifelong liberal and a Democratic donor. He'll never be viewed the same way again in liberal NY society after having taken such a prominent role in "the enemy's" administration.