Jared Kushner, son-in-law of U.S President Donald Trump has come under he scrutiny of the FBI for his alleged Russian links that goes back to the U.S elections which saw Trump winning in a narrow margin over Hillary Clinton. Hillary by then alleged that his campaign was sabotaged by the Russians who has hacked her mail servers.
A senior White House official close to Trump was a “person of interest,” but did not name the person. The term “person of interest” has no legal meaning. Kushner is not a subject of investigation unlike Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. According to the Justice Department “A ‘subject’ of an investigation is a person whose conduct is within the scope of the grand jury’s investigation.”
Records of both Manafort and Flynn have been demanded by grand jury subpoenas. It is unclear as to what of Kushner’s activities has drawn the FBI’s interest as it investigates whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russian campaign to interfere in the election.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is now leading the probe as a special counsel.
It is reported that Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak apart from meeting up with a Russian banker Sergey Gorkov last year.