Vanity Fair is reporting that Trump, when speaking on the phone to former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, pointed a finger at Kushner and blamed him for decisions like firing National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey.
The White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has turned over documents to the special counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have expressed interest his role in the firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, CNN reported Thursday.
As the Kushner report was coming out, Trump called the New York Times Wednesday afternoon and told reporters Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker that, "I'm actually not angry at anybody". Firing Mueller would reveal his own guilt and that fact has made the President a spectator as the investigation continues to escalate.
Special counsel Robert Mueller announced the 12 charges against the two, the first against any close former Trump aides stemming from a federal probe into possible collusion in Russia's effort to tilt the U.S. presidential election in Trump's favor.
Kushner, 36, who is married to President Trump's daughter Ivanka, voluntarily turned over the documents - which had been previously presented to congressional investigators - to Mueller's team "in recent weeks".
The indictments included charges against Mr Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and former adviser George Papadopoulos. His attorneys have repeatedly said he will cooperate with Mr Mueller's investigators. Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb has been advocating the view that playing ball will lead to a quick resolution (Cobb did not respond to a request for comment).
As it turns out, the couple aren't well liked in Washington D.C., according to a Vanity Fair report from August that illuminated the extent to which people in their adopted hometown and in the White House view them as a feared and vindictive duo who are essentially powerless but who clueless about that reality. Both men pleaded not guilty. Comey had been overseeing the Russian Federation investigation at the FBI, leading to questions about whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice by firing him.
Earlier this week Mr. Mueller's probe was the center of attention when it charged Mr. Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates - with conspiracy and money laundering.
The FBI has reportedly been looking into Kushner since before Mueller even took over the investigation for his multiple roles on the Trump campaign and transition team and the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russia's ambassador and a Russian banker that was left off Kushner's security clearance form.