Seething Trump blames son-in-law Jared Kushner for Mueller's widening probe, report says

Seething Trump blames son-in-law Jared Kushner for Mueller's widening probe, report says

That knowledge has not held up in the past; members of Trump's administration have also made that claim, incorrectly, about the President himself.

The report Wednesday, citing sources "briefed on Trump's thinking", said Trump has confided in two right-wing provocateurs, Roger Stone and Stephen Bannon, that he no longer trusts Kushner.

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has turned over documents to special counsel Robert Mueller and investigators are asking questions about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The man responsible for the investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller, is widely being dubbed as Trump's "worst nightmare" and, perhaps, rightfully so as Trump's top aides' shady links with Russian Federation seem to be unraveling.

The news comes after a dramatic week in which Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort, and Manfort's business partner Rick Gates, were indicted on 12 counts including money laundering.

Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman wrote that Trump told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that he blamed Kushner "for his role in the decisions, specifically the firings of" Flynn and Comey.

Their questions about Kushner signal that Mueller's investigators are reaching the President's inner circle and have extended beyond the 2016 campaign to actions taken at the White House by high-level officials. 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.

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

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign operative, told Vanity Fair. The former advisor added, " I would say [Kushner] should go back to real estate in NY. Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb has been advocating the view that playing ball will lead to a quick resolution (Cobb did not respond to a request for comment). Some people close to the White House believe it simply reflected a political neophyte wanting to get rid of a presidential enemy without understanding the ramifications, or a son-in-law trying to please his father-in-law and boss. Would Ivanka decide to give up her high-profile government job in solidarity with her husband?

CNN's report came one day after Vanity Fair reported that Trump was becoming frustrated with Kushner. An influential Republican donor told Vanity Fair: "When they decide it's more important to protect their own and their children's reputations than it is to defend their indefensible father's, that's a sign the end is near".

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