Kushner under pressure to take hiatus from White House: report

Administration officials close to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE are reportedly pushing White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTop immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Trump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia 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.