White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is reportedly facing a reduced role in the White House and has expressed concern that a special probe into the 2016 election may “get” President Trump, reports Vanity Fair.
“Do you think they’ll get the president?” Kushner reportedly asked a friend shortly after Mueller indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Last Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee disclosed that Kushner failed to turn over e-mails about WikiLeaks and Russian overtures during the campaign, a claim his attorney, Abbe Lowell, denied.
Kushner, who was tasked by the president to oversee peace negotiations in the Middle East and address the opioid epidemic, has reportedly had his extent of included reduced by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Vanity Fair reported.
The White House refuted the report, telling Vanity Fair that “nothing in it is true.”