"He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's global trip and come to work every day and work hard even through that trip", she said.
However, Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's woes on the communications effort.
Even setting the scandal aside, it is clear that Kushner gradually emerged as the most powerful of Trump's senior advisers - and is not doing a very good job.
"If these allegations are true and he had discussions with the Russians about establishing a back-channel and didn't reveal that, that's a real problem in terms of whether he should maintain that kind of a security clearance", Schiff said.
"They need to quarantine this stuff and put the investigations in a separate communications operation", said Jack Quinn, who served as White House counsel for President Bill Clinton.
Trump said the massive tax cuts / reforms that he has submitted is moving along in the process very well.
In Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov complained that "the threat of leaks" from the White House undermines co-operation between the two countries.
Kushner is Trump's son-in-law and holds the title of Senior White House Adviser.
The allegations came after Mr Kushner was said to be under scrutiny as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The person, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss private conversations.More news: The Note: The White House staff shakeup begins
Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying Russian Federation investigations.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway downplayed the significance of Dubke's departure, emphasizing that he had left of his own volition. "I would just say that Mr. Kushner's attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings, and he will do the same if he's contacted and connected with any other inquiry".
The New York Times and Washington Post said he wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid USA interception of discussions with Moscow. The Post cited "U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports"; NPR has not independently confirmed the paper's account. Officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.
Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham told CNN he doubted the Kushner reports were accurate.
Reuters has reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak past year, including two phone calls between April and November.
The 36-year-old Kushner, a real estate developer with no previous government experience, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former US officials told Reuters.
Clapper previously testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any evidence demonstrating collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation - but he also said he had been unaware of an FBI investigation into the matter until former FBI Director James Comey announced it publicly at a House hearing in March.