White House refuses to address reports that Jared Kushner wanted secret line with Russiahttps://t.co/pjmLXZvjO7
— TIME (@TIME) May 27, 2017
Inside WH, Kushner's allies have rallied behind him. But some aides privately wonder, not to his face, whether he's damaged.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) May 27, 2017
Yup. I can't tweet some of the foul things some WH officials have messaged me about him since Friday alas :/ https://t.co/4wPNBcvoqe
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) May 27, 2017
… and to put out the fires, per the Washington Post — the other Trump kids!:
Amid mounting questions at the White House about Russia, three prominent members of President Trump’s family — his sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., and Eric’s wife, Lara — have ramped up their engagement with the Republican Party’s national political operation, having met privately with GOP leaders to share their concerns and outlook.
Their most recent effort came Thursday, when the president’s eldest sons and Lara Trump visited the Republican National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Those three family members, who were invited by the RNC, stayed for about two hours, according to four people who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Their appearance at the RNC irked at least two prominent Republicans who were briefed on the session, who wondered whether it was appropriate for the president’s sons, who run the Trump family real estate business, to be highly involved in discussing the party’s strategy and resources.
But two other people familiar with the meeting said it was appropriate for the president’s sons and daughter-in-law, who all volunteered for Trump’s campaign, to huddle with Republican leaders and offer their perspective on what would be most helpful to President Trump ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race…
A number of RNC figures and Trump allies also attended the Thursday meeting: RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, RNC chief of staff Sara Armstrong, former Trump campaign digital strategist Brad Parscale, Trump campaign committee director Michael Glassner, and former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh, who now advises a pro-Trump nonprofit group…
White House officials declined on Saturday to comment on the meeting.
Be more useful if Eric wasn’t wearing the bucket over his head, and Donald Jr wasn’t standing in his.
Ya gotta wonder how irked Sarah Palin must be, given all the abuse her family took, when the Palin clan grifting didn’t amount to more than a few thousand dollars in free swag and fancy accommodations. Sure, they can see Russia from their compound, but they never tried to sell the whole country off to Putin in return for propping up a bunch of dirty real-estate deals.