Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a White House senior adviser, met earlier this month with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election, CNN reported Wednesday night.
Mueller’s investigators have expressed interest in Kushner as part of its probe into Russian meddling, including potential obstruction of justice in Comey’s firing, sources familiar with the matter said.
Citing two people familiar with the meeting, the CNN reports that Mueller’s team specifically asked Kushner about former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who is under investigation by the special counsel, two sources said. Flynn was the dominant topic of the conversation, one of the sources said.
The meeting took place around the same time the special counsel asked witnesses about Kushner’s role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his relationship with Flynn, these people said.
Other points of focus that pertain to Kushner include the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation, his relationship with Flynn and Kushner’s own contacts with Russians, according to sources briefed on the probe.
Their questions about Kushner signal that Mueller’s investigators are reaching the President’s inner circle and have extended beyond the 2016 campaign to actions taken at the White House by high-level officials. It is not clear how Kushner’s advice to the President might relate to the overall Russia investigation or potential obstruction of justice.
Kushner turned over documents he had from the campaign and the transition, and these related to any contacts with Russia, according to the report.