Jared Kushner is reportedly weighing new legal representation as the Trump-Russia controversy escalates

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner may be considering new legal representation, The New York Times reported.
Sources said Kushner’s allies began the search after it was reported that he requested a secret back channel between Trump and Moscow.
Kushner’s current attorney said that discussions he had with other lawyers were to seek advice, not to replace his team.

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, is considering revamping his legal team as the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election widens its scope, The New York Times reported on Monday, citing three people briefed on the matter.

Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, came under scrutiny last month when The Washington Post reported that he proposed setting up a secret back channel of communications, using Russian facilities, between Trump and Moscow during the transition period. The Post reported that Kushner had the alleged discussions with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, who is a known Russian spy.

Although administration officials downplayed the situation and said they “would not be concerned” about a back channel, national security experts expressed alarm at the development, pointing out that while back channels are …read more

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