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Kushner instructed Flynn to contact Russian officials

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump and senior White House adviser, has been identified as the "very senior" official who told former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to contact foreign government officials.

Why it matters: This revelation brings Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation even closer to President Trump by way of Kushner.