White House chief of staff John Kelly is infuriated by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and wants him out of the White House, several news outlets reported Friday night.
According to Politico, Kelly grew angry after finding out that Kushner had been negotiating behind his back with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Secretary Kelly, “called senior White House officials and demanded a meeting with Trump to deliver something of an ultimatum: If Kushner was going to freelance on DHS issues, the president would have to choose between his son-in-law and the four-star general serving in his Cabinet.”
But Kelly isn’t the only one raising concern about Trump’s family being employed at the White House.
“Privately, Trump has asked some senior staffers their thoughts on how Kushner and Ivanka Trump can withstand the personal attacks, according to White House officials,” Politico noted.
Trump might not have to choose between the two. Legal liability may end up driving Kushner away from his role at the White House.
Politico stated, “the concerns voiced to Trump by staffers and lawyers have been more about the legal ramifications that Kushner could inflict on the president, related to the ongoing probes into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.”
H/T: Political Dig.