Administration

Kushner under pressure to take hiatus from White House: report

Administration officials close to President Trump are reportedly pushing White House adviser Jared Kushner 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.

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. 

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