- President’s son-in-law is revealed to have handed over documents to Mueller probe
- Special counsel is focusing on the firing of James Comey – which Kushner is said to have encouraged
- Schiller’s official title was director of Oval Office operations before he left the White House; he’s a longtime employee of Trump’s
- He was chosen to deliver a letter firing Comey to the FBI in May
- Trump likes to survey the room before he makes big decisions – Schiller was most likely there
- The former body guard to the presIDent will give a private interview to the House Intelligence Committee next Tuesday
Jared Kushner has handed over documents to Robert Mueller’s probe it was revealed Thursday – as the special counsel lasers in on the firing of James Comey.
The president’s son-in-law’s move was revealed by CNN in the first sign of Trump’s innermost circle being in the spotlight and in particular, Kushner’s role in Comey’s departure.
Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump, has been widely reported to have pushed the president to fire Comey, setting off an explosive chain of events which led to Mueller’s wide-ranging Russia probe.
Sources inside the White House indicated that Kushner is not believed to be a target of the investigation.
His attorneys have stated repeatedly that he intends to cooperate with Mueller’s investigators.
Kushner is of interest to investigators as one of the president’s closest advisors, who before Trump took office had a portfolio that included multiple overseas contacts.
Kushner made multiple contacts with Russians and other foreign nationals that he did not initially disclose on forms when he joined the government.
He was also reported to be among those insiders who encouraged the president to sack James Comey as head of the FBI.
That action – which Trump in an NBC interview said he took while the Russia probe was on his mind – is considered central to any case that the president attempted to obstruct the federal investigation. One attorney said Kushner ‘did not oppose’ the firing.
Kushner was among three top Trump campaign officials who attended an infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Kremlin-backed lawyer.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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