Scandal, schm-andal. That’s how Jared Kushner was dealing with rising questions about his ties to Russia on his first day back at the White House.
The presidential son-in-law held at least three major staff meetings on the first work day after the Memorial Day weekend — without once mentioning the explosive probe rattling the Trump presidency, Politico reported.
Along with his wife Ivanka, Kushner appeared determined to dismiss the increased scrutiny in connection with the FBI’s ongoing Russia probe as little more than a PR squall that will soon pass.
Some White House officials have whispered that Kushner is a marked man now that the probe is apparently centering on him and may soon find himself on the outs with his famous father-in-law.
But President Trump has proclaimed his support for Kushner, who has been given a broad portfolio involving everything from Mideast peace to streamlining Washington red tape.
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Scandal, What Scandal? Jared Kushner Seeks To Shrug Off Russia Probe