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Donald Trump’s son-in-law to face FBI investigation

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Published : May 27, 2017, 6:29 am IST
Updated : May 27, 2017, 6:46 am IST

Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (Photo: AP)
 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (Photo: AP)

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, is under FBI scrutiny in the investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

After NBC News and the Washington Post reported that the FBI’s ongoing investigation includes a look at Mr Kushner’s meetings with Russian officials in December, a move that would not only place the probe inside the White House, but on the cusp of the Trump family circle, Mr Kushner’s attorney said that he was willing to cooperate with federal investigators.

 

“Mr Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry,” the statement said.

Mr Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late last year with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov.

Investigators believe Mr Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.

The FBI and the oversight committee, as well as several other congressional panels are looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

 

Mr Trump fired Mr Comey on May 9, amid questions about the FBI’s investigation, which is now being overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director.

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