Trump adviser says he was told to keep Flynn as national security adviser
President Donald Trump has dismissed reports that his son-in-law Jared Kushner was told he was being fired from the National Security Council.
Kushner was told by the National Economic Council, headed by his father-in the White House, to remain on the council.
Sources told Recode that Jared Kushner told his son that he should stay on the NSC because he was “doing well” and wanted to “help build the future”.
“My son was told that Jared was doing well, that he was a strong adviser and would continue to be on the National Foreign Policy Council,” Trump said on Twitter on Friday.
The president has repeatedly dismissed reports of his son’s dismissal from the council, which manages national security policy for Trump.
“I never heard him fired,” Trump told Fox News on Friday night.
“He’s doing great.”
Kushners boss, Steve Bannon, is a senior adviser to Trump and is expected to play a key role in the White, which has struggled to gain traction since Trump’s inauguration.
The White House declined to comment on the report.
Trump’s aides said in a statement on Friday that Trump’s son- in-law, Jared Kushner, was “on the right track” in his role on the national security council.
Kashner, who was named as a senior national security aide to the president, had been under fire from some Republican politicians for his role in a January meeting in Trump Tower with Russian officials, where he met with them in a bid to undermine US sanctions against Moscow.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump denied any wrongdoing in the meeting, saying: “No collusion.