Conway: President Trump Has Full Confidence in Jared Kushner
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump is standing by Kushner, telling The New York Times that he's doing a “great job” for the United States.
“I have total confidence in him,” Trump said. “He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person.”
On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Kellyanne Conway reiterated that Trump has "full confidence" in Kushner.
She pointed out that Kushner has made it clear he's eager to talk to Congress about his meetings with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, during which a private line of communication between the U.S. and Russia was reportedly discussed.
"He's always said that he'll be fully cooperative with any information that he has, with Congress, with the FBI," Conway said.
She said that some in the media are rushing to judgment with the Russia probe, as Kushner is not formally designated a “target” or even a “subject” of the investigation.
"It's very important to recognize that the president has expressed full confidence in Jared Kushner, and also went on to note the considerable progress and very large, important portfolio that Jared oversees here at the White House," Conway said.
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