Report: Pence, Kushner backed firing Comey

President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Vice President Pence both supported the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, according to a report on Wednesday.

While the move took many by surprise in Washington, the report indicates that Pence and Kushner carried some weight on Trump’s decision.

White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus raised concerns about the timing of the decision to fire Comey, The New York Times reported.

According to the newspaper, Trump originally voiced his frustration with Comey to a small circle of his advisers, including Pence, Kushner, Bannon, Priebus and White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II.


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