Donald Trump’s son-in-law an top advisor Jared Kushner met with special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this month to discuss former national security adviser Michael Flynn, CNN reports.
The news comes as CNN reported Wednesday that Mueller abruptly postponed planned grand jury testimony regarding Flynn’s now-defunct consulting firm. The move is seen as yet another sign the special counsel has flipped Trump’s former national security adviser.
A source familiar with the conversation told CNN Kushner spoke with Mueller’s team for less than 90 minutes. The meeting occurred “around the same time” the special counsel’s team was probing Kushner’s role in Trump’s decision to fire former FBI director James Comey.
Trump has said that decision relieved “great pressure” from the Russia investigation, though it ultimately set in motion the appointment of Mueller. According to numerous reports, Kushner pushed Trump to fire Comey, citing, in part, Democrats’ dissatisfaction with the former FBI director’s handling of the department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Mueller’s probe is dealing with multiple aspects of the Trump campaign, including possible financial crimes. Kushner was also present for a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, during which an emissary of the Russian government promised “dirt” on Clinton.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported Mueller is investigating Kushner’s outreach to foreign leaders during the transition.
Abbe Lowell, Kushner’s lawyer, told CNN Kushner voluntarily cooperated with Mueller.
“Mr. Kushner has voluntarily cooperated with all relevant inquiries and will continue to do so,” Lowell said.