“There’s nobody else there in the room to verify what was said and what wasn’t, so the Chinese can go back and claim anything,” a former senior U.S. official said about Kushner's closed door meetings with Chinese officials. “I’m sorry, Jared—do you think your background is going to allow you to be able to outsmart the Chinese Ambassador?”
By MAGGIE HABERMAN, GLENN THRUSH and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
President Trump headed home from an overseas trip to face reports that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under scrutiny in inquiries into possible ties between Russia and Trump associates.
The White House was putting together a damage-control plan to wall off a scandal that has jeopardized Mr. Trump’s agenda and now threatens to engulf his family.