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 KushnerDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Jared Kushner's sister-in-law Karlie Kloss says she will vote against Trump in 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate receives impeachment articles as trial opens 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 TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' 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 CohnSunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial Gary Cohn says Trump's tariffs 'hurt the US' Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request MORE, resigned earlier this month. Trump picked Larry Kudlow to replace him.

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Kudlow says Trump 'looking at' reforming law on bribing foreign officials Trump called top military brass 'a bunch of dopes and babies' in 2017: book MORE was forced out earlier this month as well. Trump has nominated CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoCountries reach agreement in Berlin on Libya cease-fire push, arms embargo Trump Jr.: If 'weaker' Republicans only call for certain witnesses, 'they don't deserve to be in office' House Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't MORE as Tillerson's replacement.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he intends to replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinFormer Trump VA secretary says staffer found plans to replace him in department copier VA under pressure to ease medical marijuana rules Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank MORE with Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is currently the White House physician.