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Report: Jared Kushner is “Under Scrutiny” by the FBI

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

We've seen hints and indications that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is being investigated, but the first solid reports of it emerged last night.

Multiple outlets confirmed with current and former officials that the FBI is taking a close look at Kushner's dealings with the Russians.

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 officials said Kushner is in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, who are formally considered subjects of the investigation. According to the Justice Department's U.S. Attorneys' Manual, "A 'subject' of an investigation is a person whose conduct is within the scope of the grand jury's investigation."

If you believe the key to unraveling what happened during the 2016 election is to follow the money, Jared Kushner is a good start and may even be the end-game.

Kushner knows everything there is to know about Trump's finances and he met with the head of a Russian state bank earlier this year.

  • Draxiar

    “That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him”

    Heh…at least not yet…

  • muselet

    The term “person of interest” has no legal meaning.

    Which is true. However, it’s not a good thing to be. Jared Kushner’s life—and that of Ivanka Trump, for that matter—is going to be a fair bit more complicated for the next, oh, couple of years.

    I wonder how long it will take for Donald Trump to cut him loose.

    –alopecia

    • ninjaf

      I am already reading that Jared and Ivanka are “rethinking” staying in DC. Apparently, they have agreed to make this assessment “every 6 months.” And, oh, hey! Whaddya know! It’s time for a 6-month review of their decision just as he is becoming “of interest” to the FBI. Isn’t that a coincidence?

  • Aynwrong

    Charlie Pierce summed this up rather neatly last night while at the same time offering up a great example of world class trolling.
    https://twitter.com/CharlesPPierce/status/867874277378449410

  • Badgerite

    I’ve always thought that his kids and especially his son-in-law Jared Kushner saw trump as a vehicle to their own ascendancy into an American and possibly a world structure of power and wealth that they envy and want access to. They aren’t in the White House as “advisers” because they care about the country or anything. That is clear.

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