Kushner questioned by special investigators about Flynn's Russia contacts
Brendan Smialowski (AFP)
Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to United States President Donald Trump, was questioned earlier this month by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators as part of their probe into allegations of collusion with foreign powers by the Trump team, US media outlets reported Wednesday.
A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press that Kushner was questioned for approximately 90 minutes regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign from his position in February after he was found to have misled officials about his contacts with Russia’s US ambassador.
The principle aim of investigators’ conversation with Kushner, reports said, was to ascertain whether he had any information that could exonerate Flynn.
A statement from Kushner’s attorney said that he “has voluntarily cooperated with all relevant inquiries and will continue to do so,” the Associated Press reported.
Reports of Kushner’s questioning came as Mueller’s team of prosecutors postponed a grand jury testimony related to Flynn’s dealings for reasons that were not immediately clear. Last week, Flynn’s team alerted Trump’s lawyers that they could no longer share information about the case prompting speculation that Flynn was cooperating with Mueller’s investigation or attempting to negotiate a plea bargain.
Kushner himself has reportedly come under the scrutiny of Mueller's team of special investigators, who are said to be looking specifically into Kushner's contacts with Israel during the presidential transition.
Mueller's chief concerns are the reported overtures made in December 2016 by Israeli figures to Kushner and other senior staffers on Trump's transition team concerning a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Muller is reportedly also investigating Kushner's meetings with other foreign leaders and looking into possible charges he was involved in the firing of former FBI director James Comey.
Multiple reports stated that Kushner encouraged US President Donald Trump to fire James Comey, which led, ultimately, to the opening of an investigation into the matter.
Kushner has seen his once sprawling White House role whittled down to now almost exclusive focus on advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
(Staff with agencies)
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Former President Obama permanently cared a G2 with Russia, he was wise for the World. It didn't still prove any serious and worrying exchange between Donald Trump's White House and Russia, and it's already a scandale.
Obama's second Secretary of State has admited to creating ISIS in Irak during the Conference organized on Israel-Palestine Conflict by former President Hollande in Paris, it hasn't been such a great problem, Donald Trump's White House refuse to certify the Nuclear Agreement with Iran, and it's this the greater problem.
November 30, 2017 10:34 AM Former President Obama permanently cared a G2 with Russia, he was wise for the World. It didn't still prove any serious and worrying exchange between Donald Trump's White House and Russia, and it's already a scandale. Former President Obama and his Secretary of State fluently received money from Saudi Arabia and CNN, New-York Times, Fox News, Washington Post, Reuters, the US senate and Congress haven't sued for this, Donlad Trump's White House shakes Vladimir Putin's hand and it's this the crisis. Obama's second Secretary of State has admited to creating ISIS in Irak during the Conference organized on Israel-Palestine Conflict by former President Hollande in Paris, it hasn't been such a great problem, Donald Trump's White House refuse to certify the Nuclear Agreement with Iran, and it's this the greater problem.
Mr. Kushner certainly did that the Democratic Obama who, for eight years, permanently organized a US-RUSSIA political G2 without it attracts the wrath of the US Senate and even less the US Democratic Party.
And neither under Bush's father, Bush's son a US military NSA or the CIA has, after stealing hundreds of thousands of top secret US information, surrendered to a Russian airport "potentially handing them over or selling to Russians ", but only under the mandate of the great DEMOCRATIC OBAMA. Beside that, what can we accuse little Kushner?