Lawyer: Kushner to cooperate on all probes of Russia meetings

Lawyer: Kushner to cooperate on all probes of Russia meetings
© Greg Nash

Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? Rule change sharpens Dem investigations into Trump Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will cooperate on any probes of his past meetings with Russians, his attorney said Thursday.

“Mr. Kushner previously volunteered with Congress what he knows about these meetings,” Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's attorney, said in a statement reported by The Wall Street Journal. “He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry."

People familiar with the FBI’s investigation told the Journal that the bureau has not contacted Kushner. One source said that federal investigators had been scrutinizing Kushner’s contacts with Russians for months.

The Journal reported that the FBI is interested in anyone associated with Trump’s campaign who had contact with the Russians.


A person familiar with the probe told the newspaper that FBI agents would ultimately like to speak with Kushner about December meetings he had with a Russian ambassador and banker.

Officials have not taken formal steps to interview Kushner, they added, and they would also like to speak with him about other interactions he may have had with Russians linked to intelligence services.

NBC News reported Thursday that Kushner has come under FBI scrutiny as investigators look for possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign.

The FBI’s focus on Kushner does not necessarily mean he is suspected of a crime, nor is he considered part of the bureau’s wider probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race, NBC reported.

The Washington Post similarly reported that investigators are examining meetings Kushner had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a Russian banking executive late last year.

Kushner is among Trump’s most influential White House aides and has received a sweeping agenda from the president in his administration.