By Stefanie Sciolaro
In recent weeks, Jared Kushner, has voluntarily released documents in regards to his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Jared Kushner is the son-in-law of President Trump and a White House senior advisor.
Kushner released the documents to special counsel Robert Mueller who is currently investigating into Russian meddling and the possibility of obstruction of justice in the firing of Comey. The documents released are similar to those from the campaign and the transition, including any contact with Russia.
Kushner is not a target for the investigation but investigators are working to determine his role in Comey being fired. There is speculation as to how much influence Kushner had on President Trump’s decision to fire Comey, but White House sources said Trump made the decision on his own after watching Comey’s testimony in May.
People close to the White House, Kushner included, said they had no part in the decision and were merely in favor of it, but some sources said he was a driver in the decision.
Kushner’s participation in the data analytics operations of the 2016 Trump campaign, his relationship with Michael Flynn, who is the former national security adviser, and Kushner’s own Russian contacts, according to sources, are also being looked into.