NBC: Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Say Officials
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 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. The term "person of interest" has no legal meaning.
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WNU Editor: When speculation emerged a few days ago that investigators were focusing on someone in the White House .... the first name that came to my mind was Jared Kushner. His family is Jewish, and from what I have heard they know a lot of Russia Jews who are involved in New York City real estate and financing. This raises something that I have said more than once .... nepotism with enormous business interests at play never works in politics .... especially at this level. I have also mentioned in past posts that President Trump's is vulnerable on this point ..... he knows the same people as Jared Kushner does (New York real estate is a small circle), and he has also received help in the past for his businesses from these individuals. There is nothing illegal about this .... but perception is everything in politics, and in this case the optics are raising legitimate questions on what were/are President Trump's connections to these people. And while I do understand the importance and the need of having this type of loyalty (family loyalty) around you .... and President Trump certainly needs it in today's Washington .... the downside to the family (and the Presidency) should everything go south can .... and will .... be incredibly destructive.
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