FBI investigators have a simple reason for believing Jared Kushner can help them determine whether President Donald Trump's campaign helped Russia influence the presidential election: Kushner met with senior Russians during the campaign.
While investigators believe Kushner may have significant information relevant to the Russian Federation probe, officials said it does not mean he is suspected of committing a crime or that they are weighing charges, NBC News reported on Thursday. It's unclear whether Jared Kushner has received any record requests by Federal investigators.
"Mr Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings". "Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to USA officials briefed on the probe".
Another potential line of inquiry could concern Kushner's failure to disclose some of his contacts with Russian government officials when he was filling out his application for a security clearance.
Investigators are also looking broadly into possible financial crimes, according to other Washington Post sources who are said to be in a position to know, but they did not specify whom or what was being examined.
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White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. The investigation is part of the FBI's probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign staff and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election. After the meeting with Kislyak in NY, which Michael Flynn also attended, Kushner dispatched his deputy to meet again with the Russian ambassador.
Kushner met during the campaign and the transition period with Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kislyak, and with banker Sergei Gorkov, the CEO of Vnesheconombank who studied at the Russian secret service academy.
Kushner has agreed to discuss his Russian contacts with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting several investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Mr Trump fired Mr Comey on May 9 amid questions about the FBI's investigation, which is now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director.