While critics pointed to Trump's and Kushner's stories as evidence of the influence of wealth on the college-admissions process, neither instance includes criminal wrongdoing similar to Tuesday's indictments.
Following the death of a counterprotester at a demonstration by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which US President Donald Trump said there was blame on "both sides", White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump defended his statements.
Despite the initial plans, Ivanka and Jared have outlasted them, remaining in the presidential administration and even progressing in their civil service as White House aides.
The White House has denied the allegations, according to reporting from CNN, and Axios reported that Kushner's lawyer Abbe Lowell has also vehemently denied his client nearly getting fired by the president.
"Get them back to NY!"
"My dad's not a racist", she reportedly told Cohn, "He didn't mean any of it. ..."
'They talk to you as if they grew up in an ivory tower, which they did - but they have no idea how normal people perceive, understand, intuit, ' a person close to the White House legal team told Ward, adding that they seemed like 'the type of people who, if you don't pretty much indicate quickly that you're happy to shove your head up their ass, you're immediately a threat'.
'She thinks she's going to be president of the United States, ' Cohn says.
Cohn did not end up resigning over that particular incident - he later left as White House economic adviser over a Trump trade policy - but the interaction reportedly changed his view of the Trump children.
Upon receiving it and realizing it gone to the printer, McGahn said, 'Oh, f***!'
As for Kushner, the author Daniel Golden wrote in a 2006 book titled "The Price of Admission" about a large donation made to Harvard University shortly before Kushner's acceptance to the top-tier Ivy League school.
The paper reported that in writing the book, Ward spent two years interviewing 200 people, many of whom were granted anonymity.
A spokesperson for attorney Abbe Lowell, who represents Kushner, slammed Ward's book as "fiction rather than any serious attempt to get the facts".
"Kushner, Inc.", which was written by journalist Vicky Ward, also claims that the president ordered former chief of staff John Kelly to fire his own daughter and son-in-law because they kept generating embarrassing headlines for his administration. Correcting everything wrong would take too long and be pointless, ' Peter Mirijanian, the spokesman, said.