The book also sheds new light on the scramble within the White House to explain the genesis of a controversial meeting at Trump Tower between high ranking members of the Trump campaign and an ensemble of Russians in June of 2016, which has since emerged as an area of intense interest for investigators seeking to determine whether the Trump campaign worked in concert with agents of the Russian government to impact the election.
According to an excerpt from the forthcoming book "Kushner, Inc.", Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump "sicced" a White House press flack on then-Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo in order to "trash" him after Corallo refused a job offer from Kushner.
Both Ivanka Trump and Kushner have gained influence since Kelly resigned as chief of staff last December, with Kushner even playing a key role in a legislative victory a year ago with the passage of a criminal justice reform bill he had championed, according to The Hill.
Ward countered on Twitter "the 220 people I interviewed for the book might beg to disagree".
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'Get rid of my kids; get them back to NY, ' he told Kelly, according to a new book about the Kushner family. "Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump".
Ivanka and Jared supported bringing in Kelly, a temperamentally ironclad retired Marine Corps general, to whip the West Wing into shape after six months under former Republican Party boss Reince Priebus.
The president had said "both sides" of the deadly clashes following a "Unite the Right" rally had shared the blame. "My dad's not a racist; he didn't mean any of it", she allegedly told Cohn about her father's failure to condemn the white supremacists.
In a statement to the Times, Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Abbe Lowell, Kushner's lawyer, denied the book's claims, which paint the couple as the President's "chief enablers", according to the paper. "It seems she has written a book of fiction rather than any serious attempt to get the facts. Correcting everything wrong would take too long and be pointless".
According to The Times, "Kushner Inc.", scheduled for release March 19, describes Ivanka Trump as having frequently asked to travel on Air Force planes when doing so was not always necessary.