|Jared Kushner, son-in-law of US President Donald Trump and Senior White House Adviser. CNN sources said Kushner ordered former national security advisor Michael Flynn to contact Russia. (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst / File Photo)|
Is Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband is touted as a senior member. Trump's son-in-law now serves as senior White House adviser.
According to information received by CNN from sources close to the issue, Kushner ordered Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador in the United States, as well as other members of the United Nations Security Council, regarding voting on Israel's illegal settlements.
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At Friday's hearing, Flynn claimed to have been ordered by a senior member of the Trump transition team to contact officials from UNSC member countries, including Russia. The goal is to know what the attitude of the countries is related to a resolution condemning the illegal settlement activity of Israel.
The court documents explain explicitly the coordination between Flynn and other Trump advisors in contacting Russia to influence international policy.
Flynn faces up to a maximum sentence of five years in prison, although the judge stressed that former national security advisor Trump could be punished heavier or lighter.
As for Kusher himself has met with special team Robert Muller, who investigates the involvement of Russia in the 2016 US presidential election. "Kushner cooperated with all relevant investigations voluntarily and will continue to do this," said Abbe Lowell, lawyer Kushner told CNN on Wednesday then.
According to CNN sources, Kushner's meeting with the Muller team lasted less than 90 minutes. Tim Muller asked Kushner to answer a number of questions raised by the US Congress and detail a number of media reports. A source said the conversation was principally aimed at asserting that Kushner had no information that freed Flynn.