Thursday, May 25, 2017

Washington Post: Jared Kushner Is Now A Focus In Russian Investigation


The Washington Post is reporting that President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has become a focus in the current investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians, the people said.

The Washington Post reported last week that a senior White House official close to the president was a significant focus of the high-stakes investigation, though it did not name Kushner.

FBI agents also remain keenly interested in former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, but Kushner is the only current White House official known to be considered a key person in the probe.

The Post has not been told that Kushner is a target — or the central focus — of the investigation, and he has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Target is a word that generally refers to someone who is the main suspect of investigators’ attention, though prosecutors can and do bring charges against people who are not marked with that distinction.

According to reports, Kushner did not include December meetings with Russian officials on his security clearance forms.
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