Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents in Mueller Probe

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The report Wednesday, citing sources "briefed on Trump's thinking", said Trump has confided in two right-wing provocateurs, Roger Stone and Stephen Bannon, that he no longer trusts Kushner.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law White House adviser Jared Kushner recently gave documents from the 2016 campaign and transition to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the federal Russian Federation probe, CNN reported late Thursday. "It is very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated for something, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what being president of the United States means on his shoulder", Mr. Kelly told Fox News this week. That fact could add to Trump's reported aggravation with his son-in-law.

In late July, Kushner said neither he nor anyone in the campaign colluded with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 U.S. election.

An op-ed in Politico Friday by former White House ethics attorneys Richard Painter, Norman Eisen, and Virginia Canter warns that Trump's contacts with Bannon, if they touched on Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation, could violate the law.

Kushner voluntarily turned over documents he had from the campaign and the transition, and these related to any contacts with Russian Federation, according to a source familiar with the matter.

A White House official said the Mueller team's questions about Kushner are not a surprise, and that Kushner would be among a list of people who investigators would be asking about.




The network based its report on "sources close to the White House".

From the outset of his father-in-law's presidential campaign, Kushner was the architect of Trump's digital, online, and social media campaigns, enlisting talent from Silicon Valley to run a 100-person social-media team dubbed "Project Alamo".

The question of whether - or just how much - Kushner influenced the President's decision to fire Comey is a matter of dispute among those in Trump's orbit.

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", Sam Nunberg, an associate of Stone who was a Trump campaign operative, told Vanity Fair. Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb has been advocating the view that playing ball will lead to a quick resolution (Cobb did not respond to a request for comment). Both men pleaded not guilty.

A 12-count indictment handed down Monday also includes a number of counts against Manafort's former business partner and protégé Rick Gates, who was ousted from the pro-Trump group America First Policies in April.

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