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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Mzhen's picture

It's Jared Kushner.  But the MSM may not yet dare to speak his name. 

Nutflush60's picture

That is an intersting theory, but I do not think he wants to sabatogue Trump. He is in the media cross-hairs as well.

Mzhen's picture

He was doing his own business deals, I think.  The guy has grown up feeling invincible.  This goes back to maybe early-to-mid 2016.  Maybe before.  So who was surveilling him, why, and does Susan Rice need to answer more questions.

X- x3's picture

According to ex-nsa Wayne Madsen, Jerry *666* Kusner is highly likely a mozzad gangster.


*Jared Kushner: A Suspected Gangster Within the Trump White House*


I myself consider him a low-life scumbag.


jeff montanye's picture

note that the daughters of both major party candidates last election are married to jews whose fathers are convicted felons.

JSBach1's picture

A double faced coin...

What's behind door number 1 is what's behind door number 2

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Chicks always dig the bad boys.

Hence my avatar.

Croesus's picture

Good post, link is a worthwhile read.

TradingTroll's picture

Excellent. Thanks for posting!

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

Yep, methinks Kushner, along with Flynn causing all the problems, two lifelong DEMOCRATS.

indaknow's picture

His name was Seth Rich!

It's coming "folks". It's coming soon to a theater near you. 

DutchMadness's picture

Probably the person who is in charge of the coordination between NASA and the American Astronauts who are currently on board of Space Station and who are transported by the Russian Sojoez rockets.   They contact each other several times a day ( I hope...) The American press is getting nuts.

ThreeRs's picture

The American press IS nuts.


Getting nuts implies they're not quite there yet.


But they are. Oh, they are.

jeff montanye's picture

i think the last election plus this exercise in misdirection is convincing quite a number of the electorate.

Akzed's picture


If the ISS is fake, which it is, then Putin knows about it and is helping to perpetuate the fakery.

barysenter's picture

Bullshit. Call. Show. 

Budnacho's picture

Ahh the New York Times....only good for wrapping fish or cleaning windows....

IridiumRebel's picture

It does well on the bottom of a birdcage soaking up cockatiel shit too....

Theophilus Carter's picture

It is quite amusing to watch the MSM flop about, convulsing and foaming at the mouth as they desperately lob anything out there praying that someone, anyone might believe their grandiose delusions...right now the National Enquirer is more respectable than either NYT or WAPO...hell, the National Examiner probably is getting more stories right than NYT/WAPO now that I think about it... 

Winston Churchill's picture

I hope they've checked under all the beds in the WH.

billwilson2's picture

Bannon! see ya later.


Dun_Dulind's picture

NYT/WaPo aren't even worthy of lining the bottom of my bird cage.  

Two Theives and a Liar's picture

How can they keep this charade going? Then again...the FED's been at it for 103+ years!

Fake News

Fake Markets

Fake Money

Fake Wars

Real Blood


TradingTroll's picture

No, but it's their soul, or what's left of it, that will bear the brunt of what is to come for them personally.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

lifelong dems Flynn and Kushner causing problems

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Fake news becomes fact next day in Drumpf world. Loser ! Sad !!!!!!

jeff montanye's picture

i have a hope that, in the years to come, a lot of "fake news", "conspiracy theory", and "internet crazy talk" are going to get fairly tested against the official stories of the resistance and the deep state and the latter will be found wanting.

Sanity Bear's picture

ZH's Fishrag Index increases with every de facto reprint of a WaPo fabrication.

Muppet's picture

ZH harms itself even more by amplifying every Nat'l Assoc. of Realtors (NAR) press release.  Every month is switches from "Homes soar" then "Homes crash".   Proven nonsense.   

ThreeRs's picture

Upvote for you on this article, Tylers.


Especially that last sentence.

alangreedspank's picture

It's hard to prove the Russians hacked the elections, put in Trump and the GOP in Senate/Congress from allegations that Trump had Russian/Stans mobsters as tenants in his towers and knew about it... Me guess that's why it's been going on for 10 months+

Bryan's picture

Ignore.  The NYT and WaPo rags are only meant to be read by progressive leftists.  We keep making the mistake of reading and reacting to them.  You can't take anything in them seriously.

In.Sip.ient's picture

Much noise.


Keep in mind, that "impeachment" requires

conviction of "high crimes and misdemeanors".


Far as I know, confirming to Russia that your

new administration will scale down the bellicosity

before it comes to a nuclear confrontation is NOT

a "high crime or misdemeanor" to anyone who thinks

the continuity of the United States, its government

AND PEOPLE is a good thing.


Of course, I could be wrong... ;)


Von Berger's picture

Non news....... our source in white house...blaa blaa blaa
.........................the Russians ....blaa blaa blaa
Real news..... who killled Seth Rich ?

mrdenis's picture

Someone close to Trump .....the porter in the mens room ....

johnjkiii's picture

They are now into recycling the over-used BS news from months ago. This is the only path left because they don't have the intellectual capital to make new BS up. LOL.

Aubiekong's picture

The Left is mad because their own emails showing corruption and illegal activities were leaked.  They are simply muddling the waters now as a defense to protect themselves from being prosecuted....

jeff montanye's picture

what those emails showed was tiny potatoes compared with what clinton and podesta did to "make an example" of seth rich.


vegas's picture

Can you imagine if they spent 1% of this effort uncovering bullshit about Cankles & President Empty Suit? Oh wait ... the narrative; never mind.



Aubiekong's picture

What elections has our own CIA "influenced" in other countries?

Davidduke2000's picture

it does not matter , the man is not defending himself, he deserves what he gets. 

Mike Rotsch's picture

Obviously not many, given how the whole world hates us. . . 

DirtySanchez's picture

There is no person of interest regarding Russia.

Trump should be traveling throughout the states that elected him and fire up his base.

He has no friends in DC, the coasts, and the large cities.

The fake news retards want him in prison.


Trump needs to turn their world upside down, throw some seditious motherfuckers in Gitmo, and quit trying to win over people that despise him.

SRV's picture

The Russian Embassy tweet today is a good sign... was it a reminder that they just may have what Trump is looking for?

ClickNLook's picture

... and relocate US capital into Mobile Alabama.

That would turn Washington DC into another Detroit.