On the heels of the report that Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is under federal investigation for misuse of funds and accepting contributions for political favors comes this:
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) December 13, 2018
More from the HuffPost:
Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost. He and two others close to Trump or the White House who confirmed Kushner’s interest in the position did so on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s staffing considerations freely.
Kushner has been pushing his own candidacy with Trump, citing his work on a criminal justice reform package and a claimed ability to work with Democrats, one person said. “I don’t know why he thinks that, when the Democrats are mainly going to be coming after Trump,” the source said.
The White House did not respond to HuffPost’s queries about Kushner’s prospects for the job.
Now, as HuffPost also reports, Trump said he’s down to five possible candidates to replace John Kelly. And without confirmation from the White House, it’s hard to know for sure whether not Jared Kushner is among them. But for what it’s worth, CBS News says they have confirmed that Kushner’s being considered:
.@MajorCBS confirms: Jared Kushner is under consideration for White House chief of staff.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) December 13, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 13, 2018
So … White House Chief of Staff Jared Kushner? Why the hell not?
Are we really surprised though?
— VCW (@vcw2121) December 13, 2018
This wouldn’t exactly come out of left field, no.
Peak Trump https://t.co/8EJgd8LnGm
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) December 13, 2018
Hell yeah https://t.co/Ui7iG1xFnZ
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 13, 2018
As long as this crazy train’s already speeding up, we might as well see how far we can take this thing.
Fair. It could always be worse.
People in my menchies trying to convince me that this would be the end of the world are forgetting that Trump bros have suggested Lewandowski & Flynn as CoS. Jared is the least terrible and viable option I’ve heard in the last 24 hours.
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) December 13, 2018