Axios is also reporting that the possibilities for chief of staff include the following candidates: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Wayne Berman of Blackstone Group, David Urban of the Washington advisory firm American Continental Group, and Gary Cohn, Trump's economic adviser.
The New York Times reports that when applying for this security clearance, Kushner was required to disclose any and all contacts with foreign governments-the omission of which his lawyer is referring to as a "mistake".
The White House narrative about Bannon's demotion, communicated in a statement from him and via background conversations he had with several reporters, is that he only temporarily held the post to monitor Flynn. Senior staff members in the White House recently disclosed their financial assets at the time of their arrival to Washington, DC to a number of news outlets. The White House again has claimed there's nothing to see here, denying the office ever existed.
It was a shocking move when President Trump appointed former media executive Steve Bannon to the National Security Council back in January. If there's a story out there today like the one below hinting that Priebus and Bannon might be headed for the exit, it stands to reason that it came from Team Jared.
Life can be pretty bleak under President Donald Trump, and you have to take your good news where you can get it.
Toomey says he'd back Senate rule change to confirm Gorsuch
He's participated in past judicial confirmation compromises created to retain Senate traditions including the filibuster. If Senate Democrats filibuster Gorsuch's nomination, McConnell would need to invoke cloture.
President Donald Trump's decision to attack Syria with missile strikes was apparently executed over Bannon's strenuous objections, according to a report by New York Magazine.
The former Trump advisers said Mr Kushner, husband of Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, is trying to tug the President into a more mainstream position, while Mr Bannon is trying to keep aflame the nationalist fervour.
But after his removal from the National Security Council, Bannon said his job was done and offered a different explanation for his role. Bannon has made it clear he doesn't approve of Kushner who, before he joined his father-in-law's presidential campaign, was a lifelong liberal and a Democratic donor.
Bannon, an unkempt iconoclast, has generally chafed at the transition from firebomb campaigning to more modulated governing and for weeks has vented about the possibility of quitting, one person close to him said. Another example of a possible conflict of interest arose when ABC news reported that in February, 2017, a Chinese woman paid almost $16 million for an apartment in a Trump New York property.