In a meeting with a Saudi delegation earlier this month, Kushner personally called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn A. Hewson - whose company makes a THAAD radar system created to shoot down ballistic missiles - and asked her to cut the system's after "sensing" that the cost would be prohibitive for the Saudis, the Times reported.
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"The sources emphasized that investigators remain keenly interested in people who previously wielded influence in the Trump campaign and administration but are no longer part of it, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort".
A NY magazine reporter then said the person in question was Mr Kushner, 36, who is married to Mr Trump's eldest daughter and who flew out of Washington on Friday night to accompany the President on his first official foreign trip.
First up, the New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials that the reason he fired the now former Head of the FBI James Comey is exactly what everyone had already thought - the Russian investigation. "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".
According to the Times, at a May 1 meeting with a high-level delegation of Saudis, Kushner called Marillyn Hewson, the chief executive of Lockheed Martin, which makes the radar system, and asked if she could cut the price.
While it was not yet clear what exactly the Russian Federation investigation would focus on regarding Jared Kushner, reports indicate that it was part of a criminal investigation. Moreover, the arms sale will be only one element of Trump's Saudi Arabia visit.
The revelation came as Trump boarded Air Force One for his first foreign trip as president and looked to escape the mounting crisis at home.
Trump is set to leave on Friday afternoon for a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, ending with the G7 meeting in Sicily on May 26.