BOMBSHELL: Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Now Under FBI Investigation in Russia Scandal
Senior Donald Trump Adviser, Jared Kushner, Reported To Be ‘Person Of Interest’ In FBI Russia Probe
Yesterday’s Friday afternoon news dump was one of the most explosive we’ve seen, despite many being incredibly significant during the Donald Trump administration. The Washington Post broke the stunning story that a “senior White House adviser” had been named a “person of interest” by law enforcement officials investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. It now appears we know who that adviser is: Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The WaPo story emphasized the investigation was focused on both whether Russian meddling occurred in the 2016 election and whether any financial crimes took place between members of the Trump campaign and actors in Russia. In regard to possible financial crimes, one particular meeting Kushner had catches the eye:
The White House also has acknowledged that Kushner met with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in late November. Kushner also has acknowledged that he met with the head of a Russian development bank, Vnesheconombank, which has been under U.S. sanctions since July 2014. The president’s son-in-law initially omitted contacts with foreign leaders from a national security questionnaire, though his lawyer has said publicly he submitted the form prematurely and informed the FBI soon after that he would provide an update.
New York magazine and Huff Post contributing writer Yashar Ali later stated he had confirmed the target was Kushner with multiple sources.
— Yashar (@yashar) May 19, 2017
It appears Jared Kushner’s plate may have gotten a little more overloaded than it already had been. Kushner is reportedly in charge of bringing peace to the Middle East, reforming the entire federal government, reforming the justice system, and handling relations with Mexico, China and the Muslim community. He allegedly may now have to add dodging possible criminal charges in an ongoing FBI investigation to his long list.
It’s also worth noting Jared Kushner reportedly played a significant role in the controversial firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Comey has agreed to testify publicly to Congress in what is sure to be a heavily-watched appearance some time after Memorial Day. Considering Comey’s previous testimony, it is unlikely he would make any comments confirming or denying who is under investigation in the Russia probe.
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