Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that a current associate of Donald Trump has been reported as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign.
A New York Magazine reporter now says that person is Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law.
The Washington Post said a senior advisor to Mr Trump was among people investigators wanted to speak to. A New York magazine reporter then said the person in question was Mr Kushner, 36, who is married to Mr Trump’s eldest daughter and who flew out of Washington on Friday night to accompany the president on his first official foreign trip.
The Post said the person under investigation was close to the President, but did not identify them. However, the number of people who fit such a profile would be very small.
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.”
The White House did not immediately respond to calls and emails from The Independent seeking comment. The Trump Organisation, which controls the President's financial interests, also did not respond to queries.
This fall on CNN. pic.twitter.com/sIhRoNmlh5— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 19, 2017
The White House has acknowledged that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner had contacts with Russian officials. https://t.co/FXukIjmR5r— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) May 19, 2017
Jared Kushner was said to have encouraged Trump to fire Comey and also wanted Trump to go on the attack when Special Counsel was named. https://t.co/70zmRz7y9A— Yashar (@yashar) May 19, 2017