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Trump Says He Has ‘Total Confidence’ in Kushner

Amid mounting scrutiny over reports that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner wanted to set up secret communications with the Kremlin, President Trump on Sunday defended his son-in-law. In a statement released Sunday night, Trump had nothing but warm words for Kushner, saying he’s “doing a great job for the country" ad that he "is a very good person.” The New York Times on Sunday cited two inside sources saying they observed a marked souring of relations between the president and his son-in-law in recent days. Trump reportedly took issue with the Kushner family business’ promotion of an investment-for-visas scheme in China, a move which undermined Trump’s anti-immigration policies. Six West Wing aides were also cited in the report as saying Kushner convinced Trump that firing former FBI director James Comey would be a political “win,” though the move later triggered a major backlash from lawmakers.