A number of the president's lawyers wanted Kushner out, worrying that he would become a legal liability as the special counsel investigation intensified.
Two key figures in the Russia investigation who are no longer with the administration are actually struggling to pay their legal fees.
Robert Mueller's investigation is picking up strength as the category five scandal gets closer and closer to the Oval Office.
"If the special counsel is now investigating administration officials for making misleading statements about ties to Russia ... they're all going to need good lawyers."
The new revelation is the latest sign that, no, Russian election meddling – all to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton – is not fake news.
Trump's own lawyers submitted memos to Special Counsel Robert Mueller arguing that the President did not obstruct justice, which confirms that Trump is under federal criminal investigation.
"It seems he is just always focused on Russia," one senior GOP aide said, according to Politico.
An email sent from a top Donald Trump aide referenced a previously unknown attempt to set up a meeting between Trump campaign associates and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The end may very well be near for Donald Trump's presidency.
As the investigation gets closer to the president, Trump's bullying tactics are only likely to become worse.
Instead of taking Trump's bait, Sen. Blumenthal is digging in his feet and doubling down on the increasingly serious investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that Donald Trump Jr's emails were just the beginning, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller impaneled the grand jury because the investigation is heating up, not winding down.
"There's a likelihood that there will be a confrontation. And if there's a confrontation and if there's a threat to fire Bob Mueller, there will be a firestorm of opposition on both sides of the aisle here in Congress."
"They thought we colluded, but we couldn’t even collude with our local offices," Kushner said during a private meeting.
In an interview on MSNBC, Franken was asked if he took Kushner at his word. His simple response: "No."
"Trump has been talking privately about how he might replace Sessions and possibly sidestep Senate oversight, four people familiar with the issue said."
The MSNBC host warned that Trump could replace Jeff Sessions without needing confirmation if he made the appointment while the Senate is on vacation.
In the past, Cruz said that he didn't think it was necessary to appoint a special counsel to look into Trump's ties to Russia.
"It's clear that Robert Mueller is getting closer. We don't have just smoke now, we've got fire in this Russia investigation."
The recent actions by Trump suggest that he is running scared as Robert Mueller's investigation zeroes in on the White House.