White House advisor and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI’s Russia witch hunt.
The news comes about 2 months after chief strategist Steve Bannon expressed doubts that Kushner could continue to interact with Russia and not pay a political price.
News agencies reported on Thursday evening that the FBI is looking into Kushner’s meetings with Russian officials after the 2016 election.
Although no actual allegations of wrongdoing are being thrown at Kushner, the news does appear to vindicate Bannon’s worry that Kushner’s meetings would be a major distraction for the White House.
The New York Times wrote early last month that Bannon “told confidants that he believes Mr. Kushner’s contact with Russians, and his expected testimony before Congress on the subject, will become a major distraction.”
But the quotes came as Bannon and Kushner were locked in a White House power struggle, possibly giving the former’s advice a biased overtone.