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Marc Kasowitz May Soon Quit As Trump Russia Scandal Lawyer

President Trump’s private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, may quit in frustration, according to a New York Times report Tuesday.

Kasowitz, who has represented the president for years and is a close ally, is seeking to advise Trump on the Russia investigation. But according to the Times report, he and his associates are frustrated at being kept out of the loop by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and top aide.

“The president’s lawyers view Mr. Kushner as an obstacle and a freelancer more concerned about protecting himself than his father-in-law,” the Times reported, citing a person “familiar with Mr. Kasowitz’s thinking.” The Times reports that “the lawyers have told colleagues that they cannot keep operating that way, raising the prospect that Mr. Kasowitz may resign.”

Kasowitz may have other troubles representing the president. According to a scoop from ProPublica, the attorney has no security clearance — and his past history of struggles with alcohol abuse could keep him from being cleared.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at [email protected] or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.

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