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Report: FBI thinks Kushner has key information for Russia probe

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Jared Kushner is under FBI "scrutiny," because the bureau believes he has "significant information" relevant to the Russia investigation, NBC News reports. The Washington Post previously reported that a senior official close to Trump was a "significant person of interest" for the FBI.

Kushner had contact last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, as well as a Russian banker. There is no indication that he is suspected of breaking any laws.

Why it matters: Unlike Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, Kushner is not a subject of the investigation. But the investigation could grow increasingly uncomfortable for President Trump as it reaches into his inner circle.

Kushner's lawyer responds: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry."

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