Non-effective Except for Self-Promotion & Fatter
Background from Newsweek: Trump entrusted Kushner (his son-in-law) who had no government experience, with such hefty tasks as:
1. Rewriting the U.S. foreign trade agreements.
2. Ending the opioid epidemic.
3. Reforming the VA.
4. Leading relations with China.
5. Forging peace in the ME.
Now, however, Kushner’s portfolio has been reduced to just “forging peach in the ME.” All that are steps since John Kelly began his reign as White House CofS, replacing Priebus back in July (according to close W/H sources).
Now Kushner may be deep doo-doo with the Mueller investigation and his role in meetings with and contacts with Russians – many that he failed to report as contacts.
To make matters worse or at least more serious – get this double and triple-sourced part of the story here from Business Insider:
This according to a Vanity Fair report. Also Trump is said to be growing increasingly frustrated with Kushner, i.e., “He keeps pressuring them to go,” one source told Vanity Fair.
Background: Kushner and Ivanka both are central figures in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Mueller is reportedly investigating Trump's role in crafting a misleading statement his son, Donald Trump Jr., released after it emerged that he met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016.
Mueller is also building an obstruction-of-justice case against Trump, related to his decision to fire FBI director James Comey in May.
Kushner is a central figure in both events — he attended the June 2016 meeting, and multiple media reports have said that he strongly urged Trump to fire Comey.
He was also with Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey during a weekend in early May, when Trump put together a draft letter laying out the reasons he wanted to fire Comey.
He never sent the letter — White House counsel Don McGahn advised him against doing so — but he fired Comey days later. That decision ultimately led to Mueller's appointment as special counsel.
Trump according, again to the Vanity Fair report is frustrated with Kushner's political advice. Kushner reportedly advocated for Trump to back Alabama Republican candidate Luther Strange in the runoff against Roy Moore, which Strange ended up losing.