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 delaying rollout of Mideast peace plan until after Israeli elections: report Jordan: Mueller report should end congressional investigations into Trump Fox's Chris Wallace challenges Nadler on whether no more indictments means no 'criminal collusion' 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.


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 TrumpPapadopoulos claims he was pressured to sign plea deal Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution Trump rips 'Mainstream Media': 'They truly are the Enemy of the People' 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 CohnTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' On The Money: Senate rejects border declaration in rebuke to Trump | Dems press Mnuchin on Trump tax returns | Waters says Wells Fargo should fire its CEO Gary Cohn says Trump trade adviser the only economist in world who believes in tariffs MORE, resigned earlier this month. Trump picked Larry Kudlow to replace him.

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonMueller's end: A conclusion on collusion, but confusion on obstruction  Pompeo jokes he'll be secretary of State until Trump 'tweets me out of office' Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN ambassador job MORE was forced out earlier this month as well. Trump has nominated CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Dems look for traction following Barr-Mueller findings Ilhan Omar tells Muslim group to 'raise hell' over discrimination Seven questions AIPAC attendees should ask of Democratic presidential wannabes MORE as Tillerson's replacement.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he intends to replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinTrump sent policy pitch from Mar-a-Lago member to VA secretary: report Is a presidential appointment worth the risk? It’s time to end the scare tactics and get to work for our veterans MORE with Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is currently the White House physician.