President’s Son-In-Law Under Investigation
New investigators believe that Kushner has some information relevant to their questioning, according to officials. This doesn’t mean that he’s connected to any sort of crime, but it does mean he’ll be questioned further.
The Washington Post first reported this investigation.
FBI Scrutiny Builds Within White House
NBC News reports:
“The FBI’s scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau’s sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but the Trump family circle. The Washington Post first reported last week that a senior White House official close to Trump was a “person of interest,” but did not name the person.”
However, the term “person of interest” has no official legal meaning.
“The officials said Kushner is in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, who are formally considered subjects of the investigation. According to the Justice Department’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual, “A ‘subject’ of an investigation is a person whose conduct is within the scope of the grand jury’s investigation.”
Kushner Defined As Person-Of-Interest
“Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him. The FBI’s scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau’s sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but on the cusp of the Trump family circle.”