Some of Trump's lawyers wanted Kushner ousted in June

Trump lawyers recommended that Jared Kushner step down in June due to legal liability in Russia probe

Some of President Donald Trump's lawyers pushed for him to fire son-in-law Jared Kushner amid the flood of summer revelations over his Russian Federation contacts - but the idea ultimately got spiked.

Some of Donald Trump's lawyers pushed in June for the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner to step down as a White House advisor, according to a report.

"Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russian Federation, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so", Kushner claimed. "I had no improper contacts".

He opined, "I didn't agree with that view at all".

The lawyers were concerned as the risk continued to grow that Kushner's escapades could expose the president to further scrutiny-even, according to the Post, through "casual conversations". The lawyers "would have been dummies" not to consider walling the president off from another person who would become a major subject for the special counsel's investigation, said one person briefed on the discussion.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump wait on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.

But it appears Trump knew about the recommendation.

Yet, Kushner has been extremely successful at fending off those who challenge his ability to remain in the White House and get very little done.

"Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russian Federation, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so", Kushner claimed.

The proposal to remove Kushner didn't come out of nowhere. They continue to look into his relationships with Kremlin-linked officials. Kushner also attended that meeting.

Marc Kasowitz, Trump's personal lawyer who has taken a diminished role with new lawyers coming on board, said he didn't participate in such a discussion.

"Now you have Mueller, and not only that, you have Mueller looking at obstruction of justice around the firing of James Comey", VandeHei said.

Cobb wouldn't say which former aides were behind the smear campaign, but the most likely culprit is ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon, a bitter rival of Kushner's during his time in the White House. As a senior adviser, Kushner has the "top-secret" designation, the highest clearance level.

In late July, Kushner briefly addressed the media after meeting privately with Senate investigators and said his "actions were proper" during and after the campaign and that he did "not collude with Russian Federation".

Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr said Monday that he expects his committee will want to interview as many people who were in the room for that meeting as possible.

But one source tells CNN the idea was only brought up briefly in May, and others disagreed strongly with the suggestion that Kushner should step aside.

"Those whose agendas were and remain focused on sabotaging him and his family for misguided personal reasons are no longer around", said Cobb, who was brought aboard in July to specialize in the Russian Federation inquiry.

"All clandestine efforts to undermine him never gained traction", Cobb added, saying Kushner was "among the President's most trusted, competent, selfless and intelligent advisers".

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