Kushner under pressure to take hiatus from White House: report

Administration officials close to President TrumpDonald John TrumpReturn hope to the Middle East by returning to the Iran Deal Government shutdowns tend to increase government spending 'Full Frontal' gives six-bedroom house to group that works with detained immigrants MORE are reportedly pushing White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerPass the FIRST STEP Act to give second chances at the American Dream No reason to assume American relations with Mexico are rocky GOP lawmaker predicts Kushner will be Trump’s next chief of staff MORE to take a leave of absence amid recent reports that he is under FBI scrutiny.

The FBI is reportedly interested in Kushner as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. 

A Sunday report on ABC News’s “This Week” said members of the Trump circle are wondering if Kushner will need to step aside.

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Reports last week said Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, had come under scrutiny in the FBI’s Russia probe over his contacts with the Russian ambassador and a Russian banking executive.

Following those reports, Kushner faced renewed scrutiny after the The Washington Post on Friday said he sought to establish private communication with Russia.