Kushner says willing to cooperate with FBI probe into Russia meetings
- Author: Leroy Wright May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 23:41
In addition to the December meetings, a former senior intelligence official said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had been looking closely at earlier exchanges between Trump associates and the Russians dating to the spring of 2016, including one at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and he also met past year with a Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov.
The journalists admit that the investigation against the son-in-law trump started because details about the meetings with representatives of the Russian side was not released on time.
The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials.
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.
Leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say they have issued subpoenas for documents from two businesses operated by former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The sides of the Washington Post also learned that the investigation is considering possible involvement-in-law of American President for financial crime, but details unknown.
"I called somebody who works for one of the technology companies that I work with, and I had them give me a tutorial on how to use Facebook micro-targeting", Kushner told Forbes.
Russian Federation has denied involvement and Mr Trump insists he won fair and square.
- White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says Trump meant Germany's trade surplus with the USA was "very bad" - not the country itself, as had been reported throughout Europe. He may be the most trusted Advisor of the President, and he is also a close family member of the President.
Former FBI director Robert Mueller III is now leading the probe into possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, and he has set up shop in the Patrick Henry Building in downtown District of Columbia.
Grand jury subpoenas have demanded records of both Flynn and Manafort.
Separately from the probe now run by Mueller, Flynn is being investigated by the Pentagon's top watchdog for his foreign payments.