President Donald Trump’s control over his own staff at the White House has totally fallen apart, according to the recent reports coming out of Washington D.C. insiders.
The Trump administration’s top advisers are reportedly telling the president that he needs to immediately fire adviser Jared Kushner, who also happens to be Ivanka Trump’s husband. Sources believe Kushner will face extreme consequences for his involvement in the Russian scandal.
One of the only highly respected figures left in the Trump administration, Chief of Staff John Kelly, has reportedly become one of Kushner’s biggest critics. Kelly is reportedly “livid” over Kushner’s ongoing scandals and he is on a mission to have Trump’s son-in-law removed from his position.
Additionally, Kushner is facing mounting legal troubles of his own – both related to his real estate business, and his involvement with the Russian election hacking controversy.
Members of President Trump’s outside legal team believed Jared Kushner should step down, due to the scrutiny he was under from the Russia probe, and went so far as to draft a statement explaining his departure, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Members of the legal team took that advice to Trump in June, per the Journal, including in a White House meeting. Trump wasn’t convinced, with one source saying the president thought his son-in-law had done nothing wrong.
… Trump’s lawyers were anticipating news of the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer — and Kushner’s presence at it — would emerge (it did on July 8) and “had developed talking points to manage the political fallout, including a statement that would explain a potential Kushner resignation.”
This news is just the latest development in a long series of stories about the Trump administration being totally dysfunctional. There have been constant reports that operatives inside the Trump team are fighting with one another and that nothing is getting done.
It is embarrassing for all Americans that we even have to suffer through something like this. No previous president has faced so many accusations of corruption and election misconduct.
Trump should be removed from office as soon as possible so that America can begin moving on from this terrible national nightmare.