Report: FBI examining Trump’s son-in-law, adviser as part of Russia probe

According to NBC News, the FBI began looking into Jared Kushner’s possible ties to a number of senior-level Russian officials. According to the report, it is believed that Kushner has important information that could assist the investigation.
Kushner Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Thursday), NBC News reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began looking into Jared Kushner’s possible involvement as part of the Russia probe. According to the report, the FBI investigators believe that Kushner has important information due to former ties with senior-level Russian officials.

It is important to note that US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior-level adviser is not under investigation and is not suspected of a crime. The investigation into Russia’s involvement in the presidential election continues to grow while Trump and Kushner are both away on the president’s first trip abroad.

Trump and Kushner meet with Israeli PM Netanyahu Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/Channel 2 News

Earlier this week, the Washington Post first reported of a White House official close to the president as a “significant person of interest” in the Russia probe. It is now revealed that the person is Kushner.

Trump and Flynn Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Meanwhile, according to a report by The New York Times, Russian intelligence and political officials discussed ways to influence Trump through his advisers. The report quoted 3 US intelligence officials who claimed that Russia saw Trump’s election campaign manager Paul Manafort and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as possible sources that could help change the president's views on issues related to Russia.

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