Transcript for Russia investigation: Could focus shift to Kushner?
on to that new development in the Russia investigation. We've learned that under scrutiny now president trump's son-in-law, Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner and his contacts with the Russians and ABC news learned contacts between Kushner and Russian officials are a focus and ABC's David Wright is following the developments for us. Reporter: Good morning. Jared Kushner is not just another white house staffer. He may well be the president's closest adviser, the one guy in the inner circle who can't be fired so the fact that he's now swept up in the Russia investigation puts this all uncomfortably close to the president. Jared Kushner's lawyer promised full cooperation. Quote, 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. FBI sorts tell ABC news Kushner is not accused of any wrongdoing, nor is he a target of their investigation. But the FBI is curious about a December meeting Kushner had with Russian ambassador sergey kislyak and retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn. Flynn's further contacts with that same Russian ambassador ultimately got him fired. I asked for his resignation. He respectfully gave it. Reporter: During the transition Kushner also met with the head of a Russian bank that is subject to U.S. Sanctions. Jared is a very successful real estate person but I actually think he likes politics more than he likes real estate. He's very good at politics. Reporter: Just a few years ago Jared Kushner was running his dad's company cutting his first big real estate deals in Brooklyn. The last place I thought I would be would be spending a lot of time in Brooklyn. Reporter: The 36-year-old real estate investor with no prior government experience now is never far from the boss' side. "The week" magazine calls him America's princeling. He rarely speaks publicly but has the king's ear. He is a great guy. Reporter: The point guy for the generals, the back channel for world leaders. In charge of reinventing government and brokering middle East peace. Kushner has so much on his plate he's the butt of late night jokes. Okay, that's a little much for one family member, maybe they should give Middle East peace to Tiffany. Reporter: So the fact that Kushner's name has now come up as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion by trump associates -- The entire thing has been a witch-hunt. Reporter: -- Has got to be a sore subject. Well, at this point we learned the FBI has not even reached out to Kushner nor have they requested any documents yet but sources tell us he's being considered in a different category altogether from Paul manafort, Michael Flynn and some of the people that are more directly implicated. As you point out no contact with the FBI. We know that Robert Mueller is now special counsel heading up the investigation. Any kind of time frame? None whatsoever and this FBI investigation is very different from the congressional ones because there they're negotiating with friendly ally, Republicans in congress. Here Robert Mueller operates on his own timetable. Reaching into the west wing. Yeah. All right, David, thanks.
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