When longtime Trump ally Roger Stone recently told the president that Jared had been giving him bad political advice, the president agreed, someone familiar with the conversation told Sherman.
A White House official told CNN that the Mueller team's questions about Kushner are not a surprise, and that the senior advisor would be among a list of people who investigators would be asking about.
Special counsel at the Justice Department, Robert Mueller, will take one or a few individuals into custody, and this might force the White House to face a new, vulnerable reality.
As the legal noose around the Trump campaign tightens, tensions are reportedly soaring in the West Wing between the president and his son-in-law/top adviser.
Kushner was forced to resubmit security clearance forms several times because he repeatedly failed to disclose foreign contacts and he caused a flap by using a private email account to discuss some government business while working in the White House. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday put Mr. Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presidency.
"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history".
Lawyers for Mr. Kushner, White House officials and a special counsel spokesman, all declined to comment on CNN's report. "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress".
In the interview, Mr. Trump added that he was buoyed by fresh polling he said he had seen from swing states, supplied to him by the Republican National Committee chairwoman, Ronna Romney McDaniel, earlier on Wednesday.
According to Vanity Fair writer Gabriel Sherman, those indictments announced loud and clear that the Russian Federation investigation poses an existential threat to Trump's presidency.
They appeared in federal court in Washington on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Jared himself remains a focus of Mueller's Russia investigation and was questioned by Congress about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.