President Donald Trump in his presidency has always resorted to his lawyers for advice whenever matters get complex. This time around, they thought that the right thing was to have Jared Kushner, the White House adviser step down. That was after they discovered that the leader had been involved in potential legal complications with the ongoing Russia investigation.
Trump’s lawyers outlined that Kushner held a series of meetings with Russian officials in the 2016 presidential campaign. That was the first thing that raised their suspicion over the top official. They stuck their eyes to him for quite some time after which they resorted to take their concerns to the President, who has since them been thinking about the matter deeply.
Press aides to Trump’s legal team drafted a statement in which they stipulated the main reasons as to why Kushner felt compelled to leave the White House. That particular statement lay blame on the toxic political environment for turning the meeting that Kushner held with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign into an attack on the American leader.
Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager and Donald Trump Jr. were some of the personalities that attended the meeting. These two turned out to be a major concern for the president’s lawyers.
Trump’s campaign team admits that before the meeting was held they had obtained damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.
After being summoned by the Senate Judiciary Committee in July to give his perspective regarding the meeting, the official did not show cooperation. In fact, he referred to it as a waste of time.
John Dowd, the head of Trump’s legal team expressed his disagreement with the way the lawyers assed Kushner. He opined, “I didn’t agree with that view at all. I thought it was absurd. I made my views known.”
Trump seemed to be aligning to a similar view. In fact, there was a source that spelt out that the President held on to the thought that Kushner had actually done nothing wrong. He thought that it was absurd for anyone to even imagine him stepping down.