Gorkov is not only the chairperson of Russian government-owned Vnesh Econom Bank that has been under U.S. sanctions since July 2014, but also studied at the training school for the, one of Russia's intelligence services FSB. If Kushner met with Gorkov could become a crime, or at least improper, how about he and Ivanka hosted Wendy Deng, a PLA spy for w long weekend?
Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Say Officials CNBC 20170526
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.
Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.
The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau's sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but the Trump family circle. The Washington Post first reported last week that a senior White House official close to Trump was a "person of interest," but did not name the person. The term "person of interest" has no legal meaning.
The officials said Kushner is in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, who are formally considered subjects of the investigation. According to the Justice Department's U.S. Attorneys' Manual, "A 'subject' of an investigation is a person whose conduct is within the scope of the grand jury's investigation."
Records of both Manafort and Flynn have been demanded by grand jury subpoenas, NBC News has reported.
Also unclear is what precisely about Kushner's activities has drawn the FBI's interest as it investigates whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russian campaign to interfere in the election. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is now leading the probe as a special counsel.
Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and he also met last year with a Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov.
"Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings," Kushner's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told NBC News. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry."
Congressional aides have said they would like to question Kushner about that meeting, and Kushner has said he would voluntarily appear before the Senate intelligence committee as part of its Russia investigation.
Gorkov is chairman of Vnesh Econom Bank, a Russian government-owned institution that has been under U.S. sanctions since July 2014. Gorkov studied at the training school for the FSB, one of Russia's intelligence services.
Kushner, whose family's real estate empire is worth $1.8 billion, according to Forbes, wields significant power in the White House. He is married to Trump's daughter, Ivanka.
Donald Trump's son-in-law JaredKushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe, US media reports ABC 20170526
United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney says.
- White House adviser Jared Kushner is being investigated for meetings in December and other interactions with Russians
- The interest does not mean Mr Kushner is suspected of a crime, officials told NBC News
- Mr Kushner's attorney says he will cooperate with the investigation
The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials.
"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," the statement said.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the House oversight committee has asked the FBI to turn over more documents about former FBI director James Comey's interactions with the White House and Justice Department, including materials dating back nearly four years to the Obama administration.
Mr Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings in December and other possible interactions with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the investigation.
Mr Kushner had meetings late last year with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov.
It is not known whether Mr Kushner has received any requests from the FBI for records, NBC News said.
Mr Kushner is the only current White House official known to be considered a key person in the probe, the newspaper reported.
The FBI and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The US intelligence community concluded in January that Moscow tried to sway the November vote in Mr Trump's favour.
Russia has denied involvement and Mr Trump insists he won fair and square.
Mr Kushner has played a key role in coordinating Mr Trump's contact with foreign leaders and has been talking with foreign government officials himself.
He has been by Mr Trump's side for much of the President's tour of the Middle East.
FBI declines request for Comey memos
House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz told acting FBI director Andrew McCabe that he wanted records of Mr Comey's contacts with the White House and Justice Department dating to September 2013, when Mr Comey was sworn in as FBI director under president Barack Obama.
In a letter to Mr McCabe, Mr Chaffetz said he was seeking to review Mr Comey's memos and other written materials so he could "better understand" Mr Comey's communications with the White House and attorney-general's office.
Mr Chaffetz previously requested Mr Comey's recent memos about his private contacts with Mr Trump.
But the bureau told him it could not yet turn them over because of Mr Mueller's probe.
Mr Chaffetz, who said last week he had his "subpoena pen" ready to force Mr Comey or the FBI to turn over the documents, told Mr McCabe that "Congress and the American public have a right and a duty to examine this issue independently of the special counsel's investigation".
He added, in a thinly-veiled threat: "I trust and hope you understand this and make the right decision to produce these documents to the committee immediately and on a voluntary basis."
Mr Chaffetz's letter comes a month before he is scheduled to leave office after abruptly announcing his resignation earlier this year.
He cancelled a hearing scheduled for Wednesday after Mr Comey declined to testify.