Abbe Lowell, lawyer for the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, got heated Wednesday when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked about any potential charges that Kushner may be facing following his interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Lowell said the terms “witness or a subject or target of the investigation” were in fact “words that you guys in the media report and they make no sense to people who are practicing lawyers.” He added that simply doesn’t “use those terms and never has.”
“Let me pin you down. Has he been told he’s not going be charged?” Blitzer asked.
“Why would anybody ask that question?” Lowell responded. “The Special Counsel nor any other prosecutors indicated that they have any intention to believe that Mr. Kushner has done anything that would remotely merit being charged.”
Lowell continued to sidestep the question of whether Kushner was a target, subject, or witness, saying, “Nobody has indicated they have any intention of saying to him, you’ve done something wrong that would merit any charges.”
Kushner is set to regain top security clearance, and has been interviewed by Mueller about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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