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Olive Rios
May 27, 2017

Kushner's impact grew during the transition, which one source says he effectively ran - along with another campaign aide Rick Dearborn - once New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was removed.

"NSA employees walked out of the town hall impressed by the director's forthright discussion of his interactions with the Trump administration, particularly with how Rogers insisted that he had no desire to "politicize" the situation beyond what the president has already done", Schindler said.

Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, also allegedly attended the meeting.

The Washington Post reported last week that a senior White House official close to the president was a significant focus of the high-stakes investigation, though it did not name Kushner.

Other illegal issues in the negotiations between the US and Russian Federation in December 2016, it could not be because trump then won the election.

While there is rampant speculation that Jared Kushner could face prison for his role in the collusion with Russian Federation, the White House continues to deny any improper contact with Russian Federation. Earlier this week it was reported that the FBI was investigating his contacts with Russian officials. "We have nothing to announce", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday.

The Post article stressed it had not been told Kushner was the central focus of the FBI investigation and said he had not been accused of any wrongdoing.

The network said it is not known whether Kushner has received any requests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for records.

Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said Kushner did not remember any calls with Kislyak between April and November.

However, Washington Post reporter Adam Entous said there is a chance that Russian Federation could have intentionally exaggerated what happened in the meeting.

The Post report cites anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.

Trump returns to Washington on Saturday from his first trip overseas as president. They try to suborn individuals, and they try to get individuals, including USA persons, to try to act on their behalf, either wittingly or unwittingly. Trump and Russian Federation deny any collusion. "It's hard to think Jared Kushner was involved in anything that Trump didn't know about".

Heidi Li Feldman, Professor of Ethics at Georgetown Law School in Washington DC, says Trump had breached the usual precedents to prevent conflicts of interests and which typically kept family members out of the White House.

Russian Federation would also have had reasons of its own to reject such an overture from Kushner. The president defended the intelligence sharing and said he had "the absolute right" to share information about ISIS plots involving airplanes with the two top Russian diplomats. When Clinton faced impeachment in the late 1990s, he assembled a crisis-management operation that dealt with fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky while allowing the rest of the White House to deal with day-to-day policy matters.

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