The phrase that stands out here is "possible financial crimes."
— Philip Bump (@pbump) May 25, 2017
Good thing he doesn't have an assload of other shady dealings otherwise business record subpoenas might get awkwardhttps://t.co/PfyFitrOe1
— mOrb from Orb (@ZeddRebel) May 25, 2017
The Washington Post, under its ‘National Security’ subhead:
Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians, the people said…
FBI agents also remain keenly interested in former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, but Kushner is the only current White House official known to be considered a key person in the probe…
Kushner has agreed to discuss his Russian contacts with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting one of several investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In many ways, Kushner is a unique figure inside the White House.
He is arguably the president’s most trusted adviser, and he is also a close member of the president’s family. His list of policy responsibilities is vast — his foreign policy portfolio alone includes Canada and Mexico, China, and peace in the Middle East — yet he rarely speaks publicly about any of them…
— Will Saletan (@saletan) May 26, 2017
As far as those who’ve dealt with him longest can tell, Jared Kushner is a slumlord and a legal corner-cutter who’ll make a deal with anyone who’s got money, ethics be damned. He’s a spoilt-rich-kid MBA whose commitment to screwing every last dollar out of his “investments” is rivaled only by his family attachments — to his father, real-estate developer & convicted felon; his father-in-law, real-estate performance artist / politician; and his spoilt-rich-kid MBA wife. And I wouldn’t bet a broken cookie on the odds that, should it come down to Jared suffering or his daddy/sponsor-daddy/wifey going to jail, that trio should be ready to get their affairs in order before the authorities show up. Just business, Ivanka — you of all people know how it is!
There are so many pictures where Kushner is glaring at Trump head like he's a Black Widow murderer waiting for the new will to be notarized. pic.twitter.com/XxepRDqAQF
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 25, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) May 26, 2017
Tidbit from Vanity Fair:
… Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told people that Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s 36-year-old senior adviser and son-in-law, asked him if Trump should hire a lawyer, according to two people familiar with the conversation. A spokesman for Christie, who was responsible for prosecuting Kushner’s father, denied that the governor talked to Kushner about anything related to seeking outside counsel. An administration source said that the conversation about retaining counsel “simply did not happen.” Both sides confirmed that a phone call between them took place, as the two talk frequently…
How hard was Christie laughing?
RE Kushner, don't forget he was part of why Christie & much of his team got fired from the transition cc @chrislhayes
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) May 26, 2017
Kushner is a perfect fall guy. Bannon's glad to blame a Jew, Priebus is glad to blame an outsider, and Trump would love Ivanka to be single.
— Amos Posner (@AmosPosner) May 25, 2017