Agencies reportedly focusing on meetings he held with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak and a Moscow banker
United States President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner has come under FBI scrutiny in Russia investigation, the US media said on Thursday.
Reports say that Kushner might have relevant information, but the agency is not associating him with the crime.
The FBI is probing into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential elections.
Kushner’s lawyer said he would co-operate with any probe.
Trump has earlier termed the ongoing investigation as “the single greatest witch-hunt of a politician in American history”.
The US agencies believe that there were Russian interventions to tip the election in favour of Trump, who beat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
According to US media reports, investigating agencies clarified that they are not considering Kushner as a potential suspect in the case. They were reportedly focusing on the meetings he held with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, and a Moscow banker, Sergei Gorkov.
Gorkov is the head of Vnesheconombank, under the control of Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. The bank came under the sanctions imposed by former Barack Obama government following the Crimea annexation.
Former FBI chief Robert Mueller was last week made the special counsel to oversee the Russian inquiry by the justice department.
The US Congress is also looking into the alleged interventions of Russia in the 2016 election and alleged ties with Trump campaign.
Kushner has already expressed his willingness to disclose his Russian contacts with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“Mr Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings,” BBC quoted Kushner’s lawyer Jamie Gorelick.
“He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry,” he added.