The investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia continues to move closer to the president as Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is now under new scrutiny by the FBI.
According to NBC News, the FBI believes Kushner has “significant information” related to the ongoing and increasingly explosive investigation into the president’s ties to Moscow.
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Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.
Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.
The FBI’s scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau’s sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but in the Trump family circle. The Washington Post first reported last week that a senior White House official close to Trump was a “person of interest,” but did not name the person.
In the past, Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov – two meetings among dozens that the Trump son-in-law did not disclose on his security clearance forms.
As NBC News notes, “Gorkov is chairman of VneshEconomBank, a Russian government-owned institution that has been under U.S. sanctions since July 2014. Gorkov studied at the training school for the FSB, one of Russia’s intelligence services.”
The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question Kushner about these meetings, but the FBI’s new look at Kushner not only shows that this investigation is reaching new levels as it’s no longer Trump’s associates who are under investigation. Now it’s moved into the president’s own family orbit.
With each passing day, the idea that Trump himself was in no way involved in or aware of all these previously undisclosed contacts with Russia is becoming increasingly hard to believe.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.