Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, under FBI scrutiny: media reports

The outcome of the investigation by the FBI, several congressional committees and by a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department will have serious economic consequences for the United States.

According to NBC News reports and the Washington Post, Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law who is acting as a senior White House adviser in the Trump Administration has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia probe.

The Washington Post has reported citing people familiar with the investigation that Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings with a banker from Moscow and for his possible interactions with the Russian ambassador.

Kushner is considered as the only current White House official who is also a key person in the Russia probe reported the newspaper.

The FBI, along with a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department and several congressional committees are probing allegations of meddling by Russia in the 2016 U.S. election and possible ties with the Trump’s presidential campaign to influence the U.S. elections.

The controversy gained prominence and has engulfed Trump’s administration since Trump fired James Comey, the former Director of the FBI on May 10.

Trump as well as Moscow have repeatedly denied the allegations.

It is yet to be known whether Kushner has received any requests from the FBI for records, said NBC News in a report.

Jamie Gorelick, one of Kushner’s attorneys said in a statement that her client will cooperate with the investigation.

“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,” said Gorelick.

The White House and the FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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