Unnamed White House Official Under FBI Investigation In Russia Probe: NBC

Tyler Durden's picture

In an update to the original WaPo story, according to which a senior White House official was a "significant person of interest" in the Russia probe, NBC reported late on Friday that according to two US officials, an unnamed current White House official is under FBI investigation related to Russia collusion. While there is no concrete further information, some pundits have tossed around the name of Jared Kushner as a potential target of the probe.

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The NYT/Wapo bombs are flying early today.  Shortly after the New York Times dropped a story alleging that Trump bragged to the Russians about firing the "nut job" James Comey, the Washington Post has just dropped another bomb of their own alleging that a senior White House adviser and "someone close to the president" is under scrutiny by investigators looking into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.


The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

Today's bombshell du jour, comes to us courtesy of yet another batch of anonymous sources.  That said, this time WaPo went even one step further and left out the target of their political hit job as well, describing him/her only as "someone close to the president."  So now we have anonymous sources and anonymous targets, the definition of 'quality journalism'.

Shortly after the article dropped, the White House released the following statement reiterating their previous assertions that they welcome a "thorough investigation" which they say "will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity."

"As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity."


Meanwhile, despite the assertion that "someone close to the president" is a target of the ongoing Russia inquiry, WaPo's 'sources' said that the investigation remains focused on Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.

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.


Flynn resigned in February after disclosures that he had lied to administration officials about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Current administration officials who have acknowledged contacts with Russian officials include Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


People familiar with the investigation said the intensifying effort does not mean criminal charges are near, or that any such charges will result. Earlier this week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as special counsel and lead the investigation into Russian meddling.

Shocking that both the NYT and Wapo dropped stories just in time to dominate the weekend headlines, almost as if the releases were coordinated. Actually, make that 100% guaranteed...

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jm's picture

Nut-job Comey's revenge.

Thought Processor's picture




Who Killed Seth Rich?

BaBaBouy's picture

MORE MSM Bullshit "A La Carte" ???

Can't wait For Thumps Tweet...

jm's picture

He'll be on a non-stop comedy mission this weekend.

StackShinyStuff's picture

Let me guess:  anonymous source

FrozenGoodz's picture

Headline vanishes 11 points ... what a time to be alive

Manthong's picture

OK, so who are the Junior White House Advisors?

JSBach1's picture

Yup. Kushner and the Kosher Nostra connections

tmosley's picture

Time for antitrust action agaist these media giants. Past time, really.

espirit's picture


I would give my left nut to have a photo op with Putin and Lavrov, both holding bowls of popcorn while watching CNN on TV.


Got The Wrong No's picture

They play the same rerun every week. The only ones watching are the Trolls and the Brain Dead. OK, so I was redumbnent as Jake would say on Two And A Half Men. 

espirit's picture


WaPo and its D.C. affiliate WDNC report that inside sources to the administration have stated that leaked memos and video indicate a high ranking politician close to the President may be implicated by charges of pedophilia, thus subject to compromise by a foreign power namely the Russian government.    




nmewn's picture

Where can I find a copy of the latest Comey memo? Or the "document" read aloud, over the phone, into the NYT's cauliflower ear? The leaky Burnie Marx supporters inside the DNC perhaps? Has Podesta been subpoenaed yet? Ya know Anthony's taking his Wiener to the Big House to try out on Rosie? And what about the peeing prostitutes? We simply must have moar peeing prostitutes!!!  

espirit's picture

The Faux News needs to be written by us if we're ever going to make the history books. 

You're being brutal, dude. I like it but you have slip it in slowly for maximum effect.

Pinto Currency's picture

Donald Trump’s Son-In-Law Jared Kushner ‘Person Of Interest In Russia Investigation’

shovelhead's picture

I think Comey had dedicated lines to NY times & Wa Po from deep within the bowels of Quantico.

The Unnamed White House Official Division.

J S Bach's picture

"Unnamed" anything is a red flag that it's fake news.

caconhma's picture

It is quite reliable info that Kushner participates with & assists Zionist Mafia from Russia in conducting money laundering operations using large-scale investments in NY real-estate. It was said that people from Putin's inner circle are also involved in these operations. 

Obviously, MSN is very quiet about it.

meta-trader's picture

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Jim Sampson's picture

Please be Kushner!  Get that Joobag out!

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Most likely they'll behead Bannon as scape goat.

espirit's picture

I let that one slide for a few hours until several drinks later...

Bannon is a distinguished Naval Officer and ranks alongside Gen. Flynn.

You want a show? Better cower in your hole.

Blankenstein's picture

The Clinton globalist cult members are trying to take down all who they feel wronged Hitlery or those who are exposing the deep state.  

"Federal investigators are conducting interviews in Florida regarding accusations Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, defrauded a bank while serving as president of the now-defunct Burlington College."



JethroBodien's picture

Can't you recognize when you are being rick rolled?

Mikeyyy's picture

I'm leaning towards Kushner, but you can't rule out Bannon.

null's picture

And it is not clear that Kushner is in there to literally "attract the flies"?
He is an open book and obviously created red flags on purpose.

Everyone knows "the flies" only want Steve and would have had him long ago if they could.

null's picture

Oh, good plan, not.
Get the joobags out but then deal effectively with the apparent joobag problem.
Maybe he picked a few that do not want to contribute to whatever the joobags do to piss people off, whatever that is. Maybe they gonna try to convince some others to do the right thing, whatever that is.

jm's picture

The source?  Trump is going to blow it right out of his arse.  Again.  

Cman5000's picture

Or source who wasn't there or a source who heard it from a source.

mary mary's picture

They hear voices.  Jeff Bezos, especially, hears voices.

Croesus's picture

Marx-Media can't die fast enough.

jmack's picture

anonymous source, and anonymous target....

Ajax-1's picture

Yes, more fake news citing an anonymous source.

Stuck on Zero's picture

It's all true about the Russian connections. Trump's great grand nephew by his third cousin listened to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee.

meta-trader's picture

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mary mary's picture

... and owned a Vespa.  And worked in a caviar factory.  And watched "Fiddler On The Roof" 5 times.  And read "War and Peace"....

jeff montanye's picture

down the line (or maybe right now) i'd like to see a really good investigation of contacts between the deep state and that also foreign country which has killed a lot more u.s. servicemen and citizens than the russians or the soviets ever did, israel.  talk about an elephant in the room, talk about finding out who rules you by determining who you may not criticize. 

jm's picture

Sorry you can't see sarcasm.

lovemesomeZH's picture

a lie gets halfway around the world before truth gets it's boots on.    DNC, NYT, WAPO, FUCK OFF Fucktards. NO ONE CARES. You guys lost! Pick a better candidate with a better message, other than globalism.

jm's picture

You should really consider joining the Borg collective.

Sebastion's picture

God Bless Wapo and NYT.   TRump will die in prison

Blankenstein's picture

Hillary's whole career has been plagued with scandals, but you think Trump should die in prison?  You've really jumped the shark there, shill.

mary mary's picture

Apparently, Brother Sebastion understands the intricacies of American politics completely, as does God.  That's why God used America to kill 3 million Vietnamese, and do some other hit jobs for Him.

mary mary's picture

It's easier to just type   /sarc.  You can add it as a reply to your original sarcastic comment.

Georgiabelle's picture

Non-sensical response. What possible motivation would there be for Putin to murder Seth Rich? Now the DNC and the Clinton campaign, there I see clear motivation.