Don’t mix family and business. Trump should fire his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, to quell allegations of collusion with the Russian government, writes Eugene Robinson for the Washington Post. Kushner’s suspicious attempt to set up a back-channel to Russia poses the question what exactly he was trying to hide from the rest of the US government. By sticking with Kushner, Trump hurts his standing during an ongoing investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. As mistakes accumulate, Kushner’s political inexperience is becoming dangerously burdensome to the president, argues Robinson.
Lots of smoke from a small fire. The media has overblown Kushner discussing a back-channel with the Russians, according to Gregg Jarrett of Fox News. He points out that this practice has been common with past administrations and can be productive. Kushner was acting in the interest of the upcoming administration and did nothing wrong. Furthermore, reports of the FBI focusing on Kushner in their FBI investigation are highly exaggerated. Assertions that any crimes were committed are erroneous and are simply a part of a media witch hunt after Trump and those close to him, suggests Jarrett. Kushner’s actions were perfectly normal.