Jared Kushner: Donald Trump’s son-in-law reportedly meets with Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team


Jared Kushner has reportedly met with the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which is probing potential connections between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

According to CNN, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the primary topic of conversation between investigators and Mr Kushner, a top aide to Donald Trump who is also the President’s son-in-law.

Mr Flynn, who stepped down not long into his tenure after it was revealed he had failed to disclose previous contacts with the Russian government, has reportedly attracted scrutiny over his consulting work for foreign clients.

Reports last week that Mr Flynn’s legal team had halted communications Mr Trump’s lawyers has fuelled speculation that Mr Flynn may be in negotiations with Mr Mueller’s team. 

In a statement to CNN, Mr Kushner’s attorney Abbe Lowell said he “has voluntarily cooperated with all relevant inquiries and will continue to do so”.

Like the President and other members of his orbit, Mr Kushner has denied any wrongdoing or collusion with the Russian government.

American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a campaign to upend the presidential election and aid Mr Trump’s chances.

As both Mr Mueller’s investigation and separate congressional inquiries have progressed, Mr Kushner’s name has appeared a number of times.

The questions he was asked by Mr Mueller’s team, are reportedly said to have focused on a meeting in December last year between Mr Kushner, then Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak and Mr Flynn, who at the time was the president’s incoming national security adviser,

Mr Kushner also attended a 2016 Trump Tower meeting, along with Donald Trump Jr and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, with a Russian lawyer said to have connections to the Kremlin.

Senators also recently sent a letter to Ms Lowell suggesting that Mr Kushner did not turn over communications referencing a proposed “Russian backdoor overture”. Subsequent reporting revealed that a Kremlin-linked banker had floated a meeting with campaign officials at a Kentucky event, a suggestion Mr Kushner was said to caution against.