According to the US media, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner is under FBI thorough inspection as part of the investigation by Russia. In line with reports, he is not alleged of a crime, but he has vital information.
The investigation by FBI is based on Donald Trump’s campaign and its link to the Russian meddling during the 2016 election.
While Kushner’s lawyer promised that his client would smoothly co-operate with any query, Trump has described such investigation as the biggest witch hunt of a politician in the history of America.
US intelligence views the issue and believes that Moscow tried to manipulate the election to favour the Republican, causing the fall of the Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Reports by media
A report by some undisclosed US officials to NBC News has it that the investigation surrounding Mr Kushener, 26 doesn’t mean that he is suspected of any crime.Also, there are no intentions of charging him. In another report by Washington post, the investigation is based on meetings he held with Segei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to US and Sergei Gorkov, a banker from Moscow last year.
Segei Gorkov is the chairperson of Vnesheconom bank – a bank that has been under several sanctions the Obama administration imposed on it in connection to Russia’s support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine, as well the Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Some other members including Dmitri Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister controls this bank. The bank has funded several major projects including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Denying the accusation, Mr Kusher said that he never had any discussion on sanctions with Mr Gorkov.
Lately, the former FBI boss, Robert Mueller was made the special counsel to oversee the Russia inquiry by the justice department. Likewise, the Congress is trying to get the link between Trump campaign and the alleged Russian meddling in the election held on 2016.
Mr Kushner’s compliance
Mr Kushner appears to be open and has agreed to have discussions with the Senate Intelligence Committee, as regards his Russian meetings. Kushner’s lawyer made it clear that Kushner had earlier volunteered to let the Congress know what he knows about the meetings in Russia. He further stated that he would Kushner will still comply if he is contacted to talk on further inquiry.
It can be noted that the issues of investigation have been taken to greater heights since the US President, Trump fired the latest FBI director earlier this month, James Comey.
It has been a topsy-turvy scenario in the white house over the allegation that the US president told the FBI chief to leave an inquiry over the relationship between Russia and his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
It was recorded that Mr Flynn was sent out of office in February after he gave false information to the vice-president in connection with his meetings with Russian ambassador; this was before Donald Trump took over office in January. Contrary to the allegations, Russia has denounced any connection with the US presidential election held.