Someone briefed on Trump's calls this week with Bannon said that Trump specifically blamed Jared for recommending that he fire former national security advisor Mike Flynn and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, Sherman reported.
On Thursday, CNN reported that sources claimed Mr. Kushner himself was not a target of the special counsel investigation and that he furnished the probe with documents similar to those he provided congressional investigators last summer.
Mueller's investigators have expressed interest in Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a White House senior adviser, as part of its probe into Russian meddling, including potential obstruction of justice in Comey's firing, sources familiar with the matter said. The president's son-in-law is not a subject of the ongoing investigation, the report added.
Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 United States election - and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to influence the outcome - led to the indictments on Monday of Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's past business associate Rick Gates. Separately, Trump official George Papadopoulos agreed to a plea deal, admitting he lied to FBI investigators.
Mr Mueller's investigators who are looking into the alleged Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections have expressed an interest in Mr Kushner.
"So broad is the president's pardon power that he can pardon a person for past actions, even if that individual has not yet been charged", says NPR. His attorneys have repeatedly said he will cooperate with Mr Mueller's investigators.
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The White House did not respond to Vanity Fair's request for comment. "The walls are closing in", one senior Republican close to the White House told the "New York Post".
Specifically, he questioned his role in the firings of Michael Flynn and James Comey, sources told "Vanity Fair".
Kushner has come under scrutiny for attending a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower, which was set up under the premise that she had dirt on Hillary Clinton.
A 36-year-old Harvard graduate, Kushner is the oldest son of real-estate developer Charles Kushner, and he is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka.
Manafort, 68, and business partner Rick Gates, 45, both entered not guilty pleas in a Washington court after being read charges that they hid millions of dollars they earned working for former Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party.