Kushner has called Bolton for advice over past year: report

Kushner has called Bolton for advice over past year: report
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White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' On The Money: Supreme Court upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns, rebuffs Congress | Trump complains of 'political prosecution' | Biden rebukes Trump, rolls out jobs plan Supreme Court upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns, rebuffs Congress MORE has reportedly been in regular contact with incoming national security adviser John Bolton over the past year to ask him for advice.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Kushner has called Bolton for advice and insight about the United Nations, among other issues. In addition, White House aides reportedly asked Kushner to speak with Bolton about important policy matters so that Bolton was familiar with the administration’s positions on various issues when he went on cable TV.

Prior to joining the White House, Bolton worked as a commentator for Fox News.

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Kushner is responsible for an expansive White House portfolio that includes working on a Middle East peace agreement and relations with Mexico. It's unclear how his responsibilities have been changed after his security clearance was recently downgraded.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE last week tweeted that he’d chosen Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador during the George W. Bush administration, to replace H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser.

Democrats have expressed concerns about Bolton's past pro-war views, particularly during his time in the Bush administration leading up to the Iraq War.

Bolton’s appointment is one in a series of recent changes within Trump’s cabinet.

Trump's top economic adviser, Gary CohnGary David CohnFormer national economic council director: I agree with 50 percent of House Democrats' HEROES Act Sunday shows preview: Congress spars over next round of coronavirus relief; GOP seeks offensive after news of Flynn 'unmasking' The Memo: Speculation grows about Fauci's future MORE, resigned earlier this month. Trump picked Larry Kudlow to replace him.

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonHow the US could respond to Russia's support of the Taliban Trump insulted UK's May, called Germany's Merkel 'stupid' in calls: report McEnany: Trump likes to hire people with 'countervailing viewpoints' MORE was forced out earlier this month as well. Trump has nominated CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIn Russian bounty debate, once again this administration lacks intelligence Trump administration sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses WHO sets up independent panel to assess global coronavirus response MORE as Tillerson's replacement.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he intends to replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinSchumer demands answers in use of unproven coronavirus drug on veterans Former Trump VA secretary says staffer found plans to replace him in department copier VA under pressure to ease medical marijuana rules MORE with Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is currently the White House physician.