Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and one of the senior consultants in the Trump administration, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the investigation into possible Russian collusion, numerous U.S. officials have told NBC News.

Investigators think that Kushner, who is married to Trumps daughter Ivanka, has substantial information relevant to the investigation, officials told NBC.

Kushner, who held sessions in December 2016 with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, is being probed due to the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians, people familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post.

The information Kushner may possess, however, doesnt mean that officials necessarily suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.


Kushner's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, said he would be willing to share information if contacted.

Kushner, 36, is considered to be in a different category than former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Both Manafort and Flynn are formally considered subjects of the probe and, according to NBC, records from both men have been is necessary in grand jury subpoenas.

Its not known whether Kushner has received any records petitions from investigators.

The FBIs reported scrutiny of Kushner follows a Washington Post report last week in which a senior White House official close to the president was described as a person of interest. That report didnt name the person and the term person of interest has no legal meaning.

It wasnt instantly clear what part of Kushners activities sparked the reported interest of the FBI as they continue to investigate whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is now leading the investigation as a special counseling in accordance with the firing of James Comey earlier this month.

The FBI had no comment on the reports.

Fox News' Jake Gibson contributed to this report .

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