The FBI’s investigation into Russian interference just expanded to Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of his top advisers.
Investigators say Kushner has key information relevant to their probe, although it does not mean federal authorities has made him a suspect or intend to file charges against him.
According to U.S. officials who have been briefed of the matter, investigators are interested in Kushner’s data analytics operation for the Trump campaign last year, his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his own contacts with the Russians.
Last week, the Washington Post first reported that a senior White House official in the Trump administration was a “person of interest” in the investigation but did not reveal the identity of the person.
Kushner’s attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said her client is prepared to cooperate with the FBI as he did previously when he shared with Congress his knowledge about these meetings.
“He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry,” she continued.
The Daily Caller reports:
Kushner previously faced a backlash after it was revealed that he didn’t disclose his ownership in a real-estate finance company that makes him business partners with George Soros, who reportedly gave Kushner a $250 million line of credit for the company. Altogether, Kushner failed to disclose $1 billion in loans from more than 20 lenders.