FBI Counter Intel

Why Does FBI Want to Speak to Jared Kushner?

As per much speculation, the FBI is looking into speaking with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law as part of their investigation into contacts the Russian government made with the Trump Campaign.

The FBI has expressed interest in anyone associated with the Trump campaign who had contact with Russians, and have pinpointed several meetings that Kushner had that were questionable.

FBI agents would like to discuss with Kushner about two meetings in specific he had with the Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump tower before Trump was inaugurated, and Sergei Gorkov, the head of Vnesheconombank, or VEB, the officials said.

The meeting between Sergei Gorkov had been arranged by the Ambassador, and according to sources, it was specifically to discuss sanctions and how the bank could be removed from the sanction list.

The US in 2014 had imposed sanctions against the Russian development bank as part of penalties that followed Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. The Treasury Department sanctions prohibit certain specified financial contacts with the bank and others on the sanctions list.

Kushner has admitted that he omitted several meetings with Russian contacts on his security clearance.

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