Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

‘Sensitive’ Jared Kushner Emails Among Trove Obtained By Robert Mueller

Tens of thousands of emails from Jared Kushner and other senior members of the Trump transition team have reportedly been obtained by Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller.

While there is no word on whether the trove includes incriminating evidence against President Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, they reportedly include internal strategy and gossip, which may include discussion of improper contacts with Russia or other foreign powers.

The White House was reportedly blindsided by the report in Axios, as it didn’t realize the General Services Administration, which hosted the transition team’s communications, had already handed over the emails to Mueller.

“Mueller is using the emails to confirm things, and get new leads,” a transition source told Mike Allen of Axios.

At least 7,000 emails came from a single account.

In a sign of how the battle over Mueller’s probe is escalating, an attorney for the Trump transition group whipped off a letter to Congress claiming Mueller obtained the email trove improperly.

Kushner has already been implicated by fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who is cooperating with Mueller, for instructing him to work with Russia and other foreign powers to block a resolution on Israel at the United Nations that the U.S. abstained from. Kushner also failed to disclose several meetings with top Russia officials.

The revelations come as rumors swirl that Kushner may soon be indicted and his lawyer confirmed he is hiring a crisis public relations team.

Engage

  • Events

    Haart to Haart

    Virtual

    Dec 7, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    A conversation with Julia Haart and her son Shlomo, stars of Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life,' about the new season and much more.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.