Kushner spent 7 hours with Mueller investigators last month

Kushner spent 7 hours with Mueller investigators last month

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators on Wednesday questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner about a potential collusion with Russian Federation, his contacts with foreign nationals and potential obstruction issues, which also include the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey.

There was also Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which includes investigations into Kushner's contacts with Russian representatives during the campaign.

Per CNN, the White House has blamed the months-long delay in restoring Kushner's status to administrative backlog and the complexity of his application.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had ordered changes to the clearance system after a top aide - Rob Porter - worked for months without full clearance because of allegations he abused both his former wives.

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"If I were Jared Kushner, I'd be sighing a breath of relief today", Mr. Zaid said.

Lowell said that Kushner previous year became "one of the first to voluntarily cooperate with any investigation into the 2016 campaign and related topics".

Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law to U.S. President Donald Trump, meets with service members at a forward operating base near Qayyarah West in Iraq, April 4, 2017.

Abbe Lowell, a personal attorney for Kushner, said in a statement: "With respect to the news about his clearances, as we stated before, his application was properly submitted, reviewed by numerous career officials and underwent the normal process".

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Speaking with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, Lowell refused to repeat the exact questions Kushner was asked by the special counsel, but he did share the topics they discussed.

Kushner had reportedly been working in the White House, on subjects as sensitive as a Middle East peace process, and viewing classified materials on a temporary security clearance as he awaited approval on his background check. This caps a almost 18- month review of his security application, which was held up after Kushner failed to disclose contacts he had with foreign officials - including Russians - as required by law.

He was with Trump in New Jersey the weekend before former FBI Director James Comey was sacked, and he was among the attendees at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer at which the president's oldest son was promised negative information about Hillary Clinton.

It is not clear when Kushner's second interview with Mueller's investigators took place.

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