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Report: Kelly 'Discussed The Possibility' Of Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner 'Departing The West Wing'

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
A New York Times report on Saturday shed light on Jared Kushner's evolving role in the White House.

Multiple reports have recently shed light on Jared Kushner's evolving role in the White House.
A New York Times piece on Saturday noted that while President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser initially had a wide and somewhat ambiguous role, that is no longer the case under current White House chief of staff John Kelly.
"Jared works for me," Kelly is said to have told others in the White House, according to the Times.
Furthermore, "according to three advisers to the president, Mr. Kelly has even discussed the possibility of Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, departing the West Wing by the end of the year," reports the Times.
But Kelly has denied he considered that option.
"There was honestly never a time when I contemplated getting rid of Jared and Ivanka," he told the Times.
On Saturday, the Washington Post also did a story on Kushner's diminished role, but notes, "he still maintains the broad portfolio he took on at the beginning of the administration that made him a punchline among aides on Capitol Hill: Peace in the Middle East, as well as Canada, Mexico, and China, and overseeing the Office of American Innovation, an in-house group that focuses on tackling longer-term government challenges."
Nevertheless, an inside source is quoted by Vanity Fair as saying about Kushner,  "Kelly has clipped his wings."
However, Kushner says he welcomes the structure Kelly put in place at the White House.
"The order allows this place to function," he told the Post.

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