Trump’s son-in -law Kushner under FBI scrutiny over Russian probe


Trouble for U.S. President Donald Trump after the Democratic National Committee is considering  to fire his son-in -law Jared Kushner from his post as White House adviser for his active role in the establishing contacts between Moscow  and Trump’s campaign team.

Widening the area of investigation of  the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, the FBI is looking at the role of Donald Trump’s son -in -law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, who has been identified as a “person of interest’.

Federal investigators have been taking a closer look at the Trump’s campaign and Kushner’s role on some very important aspects :

The Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation which was supervised by him.

Reports has emerged that President Trump’s trusted aide Kushner proposed the idea of creating a secret communications channel between the Trump  transition team and the Kremlin in a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump tower in December which was also attended by former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Reports are very damaging for Trump as Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States were used for the communications.Ambassador Sergei Kislak told his superiors in Moscow that he and Kushner discussed ways to shield  their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, the Washington Post said, citing officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Kushner relationship with  former national security adviser Michael Flynn.There are reports that Kushner and Ivanka assured Flynn of getting the job of national security adviser.

The development comes  when there was enough pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over his conversations with Kislyak during Trump’s campaign. Six of  Trump’s team members-Paul Manafort, Carter Page  and Michael Cohen have allegedly had undisclosed contact with Russian officials

Kushner’s own contacts with Russians if there is any:Kushner also met Russian banker Sergey Gorkov and discussed sanctions.

Currently, there are no official allegations that Kushner committed any wrongdoing but investigators believe that he will be able to assist the FBI in probe by providing vital information about the meetings.

Kushner attorney, Jamie Gorelick said The FBI has not yet made any contact with Kushner but previously he himself volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings and he will assist if he is contacted in connection with the probe.”

Trump even fired FBI Director James Comey to curtail the Justice Department investigation into contact between his campaign and the Russian government.

Kushner has also acknowledged that meetings were held during the transition with Russian Ambassador and separately with the head of Russian bank but sanctions part was not at all discussed.


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By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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