'A Current White House Official' Is 'A Significant Person of Interest'
Jared Kushner may be the person of interest referred to but not named in Friday afternoon's Washington Post bombshell. A "senior White House adviser" is "under scrutiny by investigators," the Post reported, saying they are "someone close to the president."
The Washington Post report also says "a current White House official as a significant person of interest."
There's certainly a lot of speculation pointing to Kushner.
New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali on Twitter reports his sources say the person of interest is Trump's own son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
He also reminds that Kushner neglected to disclose meeting with Russians on official government documents:
Don't forget about this. https://t.co/Ze0EHRgc1p— Yashar (@yashar) May 19, 2017
Kushner was reportedly the one who pushed for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
If Jared Kushner is the one under investigation, it makes his advice to fire James Comey a HUGE deal. https://t.co/mFYsflzHXy— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) May 19, 2017
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber makes the case as well:
WashPo reports:— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) May 19, 2017
-person of interest is a "WH official"
- 3 officials had confirmed Russia contact
- 1 of them works at WH, Jared Kushner
ThinkProgress editor Judd Legum:
Lastly, the UK-based Independent reports Jared Kushner "has reportedly been identified as a 'person of interest' in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign," but their reporting is thin.
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