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Trump Son-In-Law And Senior Adviser Jared Kushner Now Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Probe: Report

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Trump Son-In-Law And Senior Adviser Jared Kushner Now Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Probe: Report

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner,  has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.

An official told NBC News that Kushner has “significant information relevant” to the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to hack the election. The report stresses that “does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.”




NBC News adds:

The FBI’s scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau’s sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but in the Trump family circle. The Washington Post first reported last week that a senior White House official close to Trump was a “person of interest,” but did not name the person. The term “person of interest” has no legal meaning.

The officials said Kushner is in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, who are formally considered subjects of the investigation. Records of both Manafort and Flynn have been demanded by grand jury subpoenas, NBC News has reported.

It is not known whether Kushner has received any records requests from federal investigators.

Also unclear is what precisely about Kushner’s activities has drawn the FBI’s interest as it investigates whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russian campaign to interfere in the election. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is now leading the probe as a special counsel.

Read NBC News’ full report here.




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