Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

  • Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

FBI agents investigating ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia reportedly are focused on meetings Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had with Russian figures.

News media report that the FBI is investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials.

The Washington Post reported last week that a senior White House official close to the president was a significant focus of the high-stakes investigation, though it did not name Kushner.

Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path".

Separately, the top US intelligence official, Dan Coats, sidestepped a question on a Washington Post report that Trump had asked him and the National Security Agency chief to help him knock down the notion there was evidence of such collusion.

The Post story cited anonymous "people familiar with the investigation", who said the FBI investigation does not mean that Kushner is suspected of a crime. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", Gorelick said.

White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017.

The dual testimonies and new allegations that Flynn appeared to lie to federal security clearance investigators continue to keep Russian Federation in the headlines, even as Trump tried to distance himself from the Russian Federation investigation with his first worldwide trip as president.

Separately, Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump's presidential campaign, told Reuters via text message that he would testify before the House Intelligence Committee but was "still working out details".

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has issued subpoenas to the businesses of ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Vice Chairman Mark Warner told reporters.

"So we are going to be entertaining the same options in terms of our subpoenas, which I hope will go out shortly to obtain these documents".

On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House oversight committee, cited inconsistencies in Flynn's disclosures to US investigators during his security clearance review in early 2016.

The CNN story claims that the FBI knew that piece of the investigation was fake and that the bureau was not deceived.

Warner and Burr said the committee would also send a letter to Flynn's attorney to push back against Flynn's refusal to comply. What is known is that the agency is continuing the investigation on the alleged collusion of Trump's associates with the Russians in an effort to hinder the US presidential race a year ago. "If it's been publicly reported that he met with Russians, and the investigation has to do with administration officials meeting with Russians, well, then, they'll probably want to talk to everybody".