Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is reportedly the 'person of interest' in Russia investigation
The drama continues.
No, House of Cards doesn't return until the end of the month, but you'd be forgiven for thinking you've been watching one long-ass episode for the last five months.
In the ongoing investigation into alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign, the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation according to reports.
The Washington Post has said that a senior advisor to Trump was among the people investigators were wishing to speak to as part of the probe.
They didn't identify the person, but said the person was very close to the President which has led people to be it could only be a few select people.
“Current administration officials who have acknowledged contacts with Russian officials include President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,” the Post wrote, while still not naming the person of interest.
Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York magazine said on Twitter: “It’s Jared Kushner. Have confirmed this with four people. I’m not speculating.”
It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 19, 2017
However, there's been no confirmation that Kushner is in fact the person of interest with most of the speculation online stemming from Ali's tweet.
These reports are a follow up of one of two major stories which broke yesterday while Donald Trump made a trip to Saudi Arabia.
First up, the New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials that the reason he fired the now former Head of the FBI James Comey is exactly what everyone had already thought - the Russian investigation.
Trump is alleged to have said "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off.", according to official White House notes on the meeting between the President and Russian officials in the Oval Office on 10 May, one day after Comey was relieved of his position.
Secondly, and the precursor to this story, the Washington Post are reported that a law enforcement investigation into the alleged possible coordination between Russia and the Trump Presidential campaign have identified a senior White House adviser as a significant person of interest.
This would cement the theory that the collusion between Trump and Russia leading up the Presidential election did in fact reach the highest levels of government in America.