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Jared Kushner Subject of FBI Investigation After Bannon Warnings

Nearly two months after White House chief strategist Steve Bannon warned the President that Jared Kushner’s ties with Russian officials could be detrimental to the administration, reports have surfaced that there is an ongoing FBI investigation with Kushner as the target.

Multiple news outlets have indicated that Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is under FBI scrutiny in relation to the Russian probe.

The New York Times relayed in early April that Bannon had “told confidants that he believes Mr. Kushner’s contact with Russians … will become a major distraction for the White House.”

Bannon’s warnings, along with reports that his son-in-law failed to disclose business ties to far-left financier, George Soros, should have raised eyebrows for President Trump.

Via the Daily Caller:

News that White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI’s Russia probe comes almost two months after chief strategist Steve Bannon expressed concern that Kushner’s meetings with Russian officials could harm Trump’s presidency.

Multiple news outlets reported Thursday evening that the FBI is looking into Kushner’s meetings with Russian officials after the election as part of the probe into Russian election meddling. Although Kushner has not been accused of any wrongdoing, the news appears to vindicate Bannon’s concerns that Kushner’s meetings would be a major distraction for the Trump White House.

Ever since he announced his bid for the presidency, Trump has relied heavily on Kushner’s advice, though little has been made public about his political leanings or experience.

Bannon however, has been a staunch supporter of the Trump agenda, a man who “who sees himself as the keeper of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises.”

Had Kushner seen himself in the same light – a keeper of Trump’s campaign promises – a ‘civil war‘ would not have erupted within the administration months ago.

That civil war which was apparently won by Kushner, with Bannon seeing his role in the White House diminished.

Now however, Kushner’s alleged financial ties to Soros and meetings with Russian officials are threatening to derail the President’s agenda.


Perhaps in hindsight, President Trump should listen more closely to Bannon’s advice. These reports clearly show that his concerns were justifiable, and conservatives should be worried about the advice Trump is receiving from his liberal son-in-law.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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