Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S President Donald Trump and a senior White House adviser, is being investigated by the FBI as part of a wider probe into alleged links between the Trump election campaign and officials in Russia, multiple media reports indicated Friday.
The Washington Post said Kushner, who is married to the President's daughter, Ivanka, is the focus of an investigation that will examine meetings he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and an unnamed banker in December of last year. The Post had reported last week that a senior White House insider was the subject of the latest FBI probe, but did not name Kushner specifically.
"Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings," said one of Kushner's attorneys, Jaime Gorelick, in a statement released to the media. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry."
Both the Post and NBC News, which also reported the FBI investigation, said Kushner was not suspected of having committed any legality and that, at this stage at least, there were not indications he would be charged with any crime.
However, the link between Kushner, the FBI probe and the President will likely return the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russia back into the headlines this week as he arrives in Italy for a two-day summit of G-7 leaders in the Sicilian city of Taormina.
The revelation also comes amid a decision by the U.S. 4th District Court of Appeals to refuse to reinstate the President's travel ban, which targeted six majority-Muslim nations, saying the plan "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination." Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the administration would seek a review of the decision at the Supreme Court.