Some Trump lawyers thought Kushner should step down: Report


Members of US President Donald Trump’s legal team have expressed concern about his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s ongoing role in the White House and discussed his ouster, according to a report.

Some of the lawyers had voiced their concerns to Trump, saying that Kushner should have stepped down after they were made aware of his interactions with Russians during the campaign and transition, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

In July, reports revealed that Kushner, along with other Trump campaign aides, held a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year with a promise of compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Trump’s 2016 Democratic presidential rival.

Trump’s attorney, John Dowd, confirmed that the subject was raised among the legal team members, saying however, he had disagreed with the idea.

“I didn’t agree with that view at all. I thought it was absurd, ”Dowd told the Journal. “I made my views known.”

Marc Kasowitz,…

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