Trump Denies Reports That Ivanka And Kushner Had Role In ‘Pushing Out’ McGahn

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump speaks alongside US President Donald Trump at US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois July 26, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit ... White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump speaks alongside US President Donald Trump at US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois July 26, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 30, 2018 8:30 am
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While President Donald Trump spent most of Thursday morning criticizing the media on Twitter, he was exceptionally exasperated by one chunk of New York Times reporting that suggested his daughter Ivanka Trump played a role in Don McGahn’s departure.

The President is likely referencing the chunk in the Times piece on McGahn’s exit that said Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner were among McGahn’s biggest critics. Ivanka Trump reportedly lambasted McGahn to her father over the degree of his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller, a person familiar with the discussion told the Times. A person close to Ivanka Trump denied those reports.

Trump announced McGahn’s departure in a tweet on Wednesday, reportedly before he and McGahn had actually discussed when and how he was going to exit the White House.

The two men have been at odds over a slew of issues, including Trump’s belief that McGahn should’ve quashed the Russia probe and Trump’s interest in pardoning his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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