Washington Examiner — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner may not be on his way out just yet, but appears to be losing clout with his father-in-law, President Trump.
Kushner, a real estate tycoon whose policy focus in the West Wing has been on technology and peace in the Middle East, is increasingly being viewed as a possible liability to the administration, already embattled in countless other public relations crises.
Kushner tried to create a secret, secure channel of communication between Trump and Moscow last December, according to a report published Friday.
That allegation may be one of the last straws for Trump and Kushner. The president has tried to distance himself from negative reports by pulling away from Kushner in private, but remaining warm in public, according to a new report in the New York Times. Trump even praised Kushner in a statement released Sunday night, just two days after the latest finding dropped.