DNC calls for Kushner to be fired from WH position

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday called for President Trump to fire his son-in-law Jared Kushner from his position as a White House senior adviser in light of reports that he attempted to establish a private communications channel between the president’s transition team and Moscow.

“Trump has no choice but to immediately fire Kushner, whose failure to report this episode on his security clearance is reason enough for a criminal investigation,” DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson said in a statement.

“The next question is whether the President authorized this, because no one stands between Trump and Kushner on the chain of command.”

Kushner reportedly talked with a top Russian official in early December about using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications, apparently to shield the talks, U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports told The Washington Post.

Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI’s ongoing investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russians, The Washington Post and NBC News reported this week.

The FBI is interested in the details of Kushner’s meeting with Kislyak, a meeting that the White House first disclosed in March.

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