Jared Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Investigation

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: May 25, 2017 6:55 PM
Jared Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Investigation

Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner, who is President Trump's son-in-law, is under FBI scrutiny in the Russia probe, NBC News is reporting. However, this does not mean that Kushner is suspected of any wrongdoing nor that he will be charged with a crime. NBC is also saying that it is "unclear" as to why exactly the FBI is investigating Kushner.

Unlike Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, Kushner is not viewed as a "subject" of the investigation.

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.

Kushner has admitted to meeting with the Russian ambassador and also with a Russian banker last year. Kushner has said that he would discuss these meetings with Congress.