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Trump's legal team reportedly unhappy with Jared Kushner

The private lawyers representing President Trump are not pleased with his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who they say is "whispering in the president's ear" about the Russia investigation, completely leaving the attorneys out of the loop, several people close to the legal team told The New York Times Tuesday.

Kushner was at a June 2016 meeting with his brother-in-law, Donald Trump Jr., along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and a Kremlin-connected Russian attorney who said she had compromising information on Hillary Clinton, but he did not disclose on his security clearance forms that he attended this meeting, only copping to it recently. The legal team thinks he's now more worried about saving his own skin than protecting Trump and they don't know how much longer they can work around him, the Times reports, suggesting lead attorney Marc Kasowitz may resign.

Kasowitz represented Trump during his days as a businessman, and people close to the president told the Times Trump does not like the strategy Kasowitz has come up with to handle the probe into Russian meddling during last year's election. Read more about the legal team, as well as how Trump signed off on Trump Jr.'s vague initial statement to the Times when his meeting with the Russian attorney first came to light on Saturday, at The New York Times.