Kushner’s second interview with Mueller took seven hours, lawyer says
Jared Kushner’s second interview with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team took seven hours, an attorney for President Trump’s son-in-law said Wednesday.
Abbe Lowell said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” that the April interview took “almost an entire work day” as investigators delved into Kushner’s “unique role” as a former campaign aide who was present during the White House transition and took a spot in the new administration.
Lowell did not reveal what specific questions were asked, but said the investigators focused on Kushner’s relationship with Michael Flynn, as they did during the first interview in November. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.
The questions were centered on the “allegations of Russian collusion” with the Trump campaign and contacts with foreign officials, Lowell said. He added that Kushner was not questioned on his trouble with financial disclosure forms, which he has had to repeatedly amend.
Lowell noted Kushner was one of the first administration figures to voluntarily interview with the special counsel and said he would continue to cooperate.
Still, Lowell said he couldn’t imagine the special counsel having more questions for Kushner.
“I don’t know that anyone could be cooperating more,” he said.
Lowell’s appearance came soon after it was reported that Kushner had finally been granted a top security clearance in the White House, something that had been in the works for more than a year.