NEW: Trump considering Jared Kushner for chief of staff, @svdate reports
Kushner and Ivanka Trump have installed several top aides who have proved reliable operators — including Powell; longtime pals Reed and Maggie Cordish, who led separate White House efforts on innovation and tax reform prior to leaving this year; and Chris Liddell, who worked beside Kushner in the White House Office of American Innovation before Kelly promoted him to deputy chief of staff for policy.
NEW DEVELOPMENT: Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, is in the running to be the new White House Chief of Staff.
Meadows had been a contender for the role, after Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, dropped out of the running.
Current White House chief of staff John Kelly is set to leave at the end of the year.
Those sources described a search process steered by the president — “He’s just calling around to friends,” as one Republican close to the White House put it — but carefully regulated by his family as Trump works to replace his outgoing chief of staff, John Kelly.
Jimmy Kimmel on Trump considering Jared Kushner for chief of staff: “I guess the thinking is, if he’s good enough to screw my daughter, he’s good enough to screw the country”
I want Jared Kushner to be the Chief of Staff just so I can hear him talk.
Having run through his first choices for chief of staff without any luck, Trump is now considering his own son-in-law Jared Kushner for the job. If Jared is selected, he’s sure to be the first White House chief of staff to be INDICTED. #TrumpCrimeFamily
D E S P E R A T E Also, can Jared Kushner be @POTUS Chief of Staff if he cant get beyond a medium level security clearance? And one more question. Do we want a Chief of Staff who is in the pocket of Saudi Arabia?
North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows withdrew himself from consideration for the chief of staff post on Wednesday.
A White House official says Jared Kushner is not under consideration for chief of staff and is not interviewing for the job. (The usual Trump White House caveats apply here.)
DOD/Getty Images It seemed inevitable that President Donald Trump’s search for a new chief of staff, after whiffing on multiple candidates to replace John Kelly, would come full circle back to the Trump family—and, predictably, to Jared Kushner.
SCOOP: Trump’s top choices for chief of staff turned him down. So now he’s looking at son-in-law Jared Kushner.
A second former White House official said Kushner and Ayers bonded over mutual frustration with what they considered Kelly’s lack of political shrewdness and agreed that Trump’s next chief of staff needs sharper Washington instincts.
White House aides and people close to the president are already betting that several candidates will fall out of contention in the coming days because of their troubled or insufficient relationships with Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
"Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
What a day. An Adderall revelation, a pay for play inauguration, and this report that tRump is considering Jared Kushner for Chief of Staff: I welcome tRump lows, but I am feeling nauseated right now. Surreal is not hyperbole. #ReflectionsGuterman
Trump is reportedly considering Jared Kushner as White House Chief of Staff. Sorry, but that’s like putting Wesley Crusher in charge of the bridge. He’s already in way over his head as it is.
My top 5 Choices for new Chief of Staff: 1. Jared Kushner 2. Corey Lewandowski 3. Keith Schiller 4. Me 5. Kareem Lanier Honorable mention: Ivanka (Who is actually probably the best candidate)
If this is true, its only meaning is that no one whos got any credibility will take the job @GovEdRendell to @AymanM on report Trump considering Jared Kushner for Chief of Staff
And, in many ways, despite being historically unqualified for the job, the real estate developer is the perfect fit for the current Trump White House.
Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is under consideration to become the next White House chief of staff, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed, citing a source familiar with the process.
Kushner is already knee-deep in the muck of Mueller’s investigation such that huddling closer to Trump wouldn’t necessarily make him more toxic than he was before.
HuffPost (and others) reported Thursday that Trump is truly considering his son-in-law for the post and met with Kushner Wednesday to discuss taking over for Kelly.
SCOOP from @svdate: Trump is considering Kushner for chief of staff. Kushner met with Trump Wednesday about the job
Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, who are also White House advisers, want a political ally in the chief of staff job, and they are using their unrivaled influence to ensure they get one, according to seven former and current White House officials.
FFS: Trump’s top candidate for Chief of Staff? Jared Kushner. Can someone who can’t get a full security clearance serve as Chief? Absolutely not. This is why we have anti-nepotism laws.
On the other hand, similarly placed sources told HuffPost that “Kushner has been pushing his own candidacy with Trump, citing his work on a criminal justice reform package and a claimed ability to work with Democrats.”
.@MajorCBS confirms: Jared Kushner is under consideration for White House chief of staff.