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Sessions 'Hate, Hate, Hates' Jared Kushner's Growing Political Alliance With CNN's Van Jones: Report

The president's son-in-law is executing a comeback.

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In a Vanity Fair feature about the quiet resurgence of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the administration, a surprising segment focuses on the relationship he's cultivated with Van Jones.

Jones is a criminal justice reform advocate and prominent CNN host.

Vanity Fair reports:

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"The Kushner-Jones alliance has infuriated some Republican members of the administration, especially Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 'He hate, hate, hates it,' a person close to Sessions said."

Jones has offered qualified praise for Kushner.

"Jared and I have 99 problems but prison ain’t one,” he said. “I’ve found him to be effective, straightforward, and dogged.”

Kushner is reportedly pushing for a drastic increase in Trump pardons, some that, according to an unnamed source, "even Obama wouldn't do."

"[H]e’s exuding confidence now that his security clearance has been restored and he’s all but vanquished his foe [chief of staff John Kelly]," Vanity Fair explains.

Kushner is reportedly done being a "punch line," even if that means manipulating the president into uncharted political territory.

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Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.