Federal Bureau of Investigation examines Kushner meetings with Russians
- Author: Leroy Wright May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 0:09
It gives the appearance that Kushner was trying to avoid surveillance from USA intelligence. "So bringing an American in to use that phone line would be pretty remarkable".
Instead, he told them that he feared the document could leak and cast doubt on the credibility and independence of the FBI's email server probe - part of why he made a decision to bypass the DOJ and announce the findings of the investigation in an impromptu press conference last July.
The White House declined to comment.
In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received what was described as a Russian intelligence document claiming a tacit understanding between the Clinton campaign and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server.
Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into any connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, including allegations that there may have been collaboration to help Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The committee leaders are directing the two new subpoenas at Flynn's Virginia-based businesses because businesses don't have a right to plead the Fifth, Warner said. Flynn has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, refusing to hand over potentially relevant material. Investigators are continuing to look aggressively into the dealings of Flynn, and a grand jury in Alexandria, Va., recently issued a subpoenas for records related to Flynn's businesses and finances, according to people familiar with the matter. Flynn has offered to testify before Congress in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Robert Mueller: Who is the newly-appointed overseer of the Trump-Russia probe? The FBI is investigating possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation in connection with Russia's alleged interference in the election.
Reached for comment, Page said he and the committee are "still working out the details" of his testimony. Since then, multiple revelations have emerged during the FBI's ongoing investigation into whether Trump associates actively colluded with Russian officials to sway the outcome of the election, including that Trump allegedly asked Comey to end the probe.
The report that Comey was, in fact, aware of the dubious source of the information comes one day after Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe traveled to Capitol Hill to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee that the FBI had not been duped by dodgy Russian intelligence, according to CNN.
"His views are evolving, he came here to learn and get smarter", Gary Cohn, national economic council director, said Friday of the president's thinking. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and the president denies any collusion.
"There is no collusion between, certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians". "Russia is fine, but whether it's Russian Federation or anybody else, my total priority, believe me, is the United States of America".
Kushner is presently under scrutiny as investigators widened the area of investigation of the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.