Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents in Mueller Probe


Presidential son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner has recently supplied special counsel Robert Mueller with documents his investigators seek in their probe of Russian election meddling.

On Monday, the special counsel investigation entered a new phase when Mueller's team issued its first indictments, targeting former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for tax fraud and money laundering. Any report of charges will likely create complications since the White House has argued that the entire Russian Federation situation is simply a Democratic scheme that was triggered by Hillary Clinton's loss in the elections a year ago.

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Sam Nunberg, who works under Stone and briefly worked for Trump's campaign, then criticized Kushner on the record.

Kushner reportedly advised the president to fire Comey, over the advice of some other senior advisers, and was present during a weekend when the president drafted a letter to fire the director. The documents are similar to the ones Kushner gave to congressional investigators. While Kushner and those close to the White House will only say he was in favor of the decision - or, in the words of one attorney, "did not oppose it" - there are multiple sources who say that Kushner was a driver of the decision and expected it would be a political boon for the President.

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After Mr. Mueller's special counsel team announced the Manafort and Gates indictments, they unsealed a guilty plea by former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos for making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about Russian contacts.

A lawyer for Kushner declined to comment on CNN's report, Perez told Tapper.

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", he said.

The investigators are also looking for potential obstruction of justice in Mr Comey's firing, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress".

According to two sources, Trump has complained to advisers about his legal team for letting the Mueller probe progress this far.