Jared Kushner hands over documents to Robert Mueller

Yuri Gripas  Reuters

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has turned over documents to Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller, CNN reported Thursday.

"Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russian Federation, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so", Mr. Kushner told reporters outside the White House at the time.

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg told the publication Mr Kushner was the "worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", claiming: "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress". He would be among a list of people the investigators would be asking about, the source said. That meeting was also attended by then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was indicted on 12 felony counts as a part of Mueller's probe. Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb has been advocating the view that playing ball will lead to a quick resolution (Cobb did not respond to a request for comment).

Kushner, who is Ivanka Trump's husband, testified for two days behind closed doors to the House and Senate Intelligence committees' Russian Federation probes.

Former White House staff members-whether encamped at Breitbart News or anywhere else-are constrained by 18 USC 207, which governs "restrictions on former officers, employees, and elected officials of the executive and legislative branches". While Kushner and those close to the White House will only say he was in favor of the decision - or, in the words of one attorney, "did not oppose it" - there are multiple sources who say that Kushner was a driver of the decision and expected it would be a political boon for the President.

Those close to Trump dispute how much Kushner influenced Trump's decision to fire Comey and why Kushner would want the Federal Bureau of Investigation director fired, CNN said. Kushner is reportedly not a target of the investigation. One theory promoted by those in the anti-Kushner camp is that Kushner did not want Comey to comb through his own personal finances, and this was a way to slow down any investigation.

Manafort laundered over $18 million, according to the indictment.

Manafort, 68, and business partner Rick Gates, 45, both entered not guilty pleas in a Washington court after being read charges that they hid millions of dollars they earned working for former Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party.

Kushner was also under scrutiny for meetings with Russia's ambassador to the US and a Russian banker, and for failing to list hundreds of meetings with foreign contacts on his security clearance forms, which he blamed on an assistant.

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