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Jared Kushner could be Mueller's next target after Flynn - here's why

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner is being identified as a person mentioned in Mike Flynn's charging documents, making some believe he will be the next target of Special Counsel Mueller's probe into Russian collusion and election tampering. (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was identified Friday as the "very senior member" in the charging document against Mike Flynn, formerly Trump's national security advisor.

What does that mean?

Kushner could be the next official under Special Counsel Mueller's investigatory microscope after Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI as a result of the probe into alleged Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 election.

In the charging document, Flynn admitted that a "very senior member" of the presidential transition team told him to contact Russia. This was the contact that Flynn lied about to the FBI, and plead guilty to.

"On or about December 22, 2016, a very senior member of the Presidential transition team directed Flynn to contact officials from foreign governments, including Russia," the charging document read.

What did Flynn lie about to the FBI?

According to the indictment released Friday, the lie Flynn told the FBI was as follows: "On or about December 22, 2016, Flynn did not ask the Russian Ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat a pending United Nations Security Council resolution." This directly contradicts what actually happened.

The resolution was a condemnation of Israeli settlements, one that the Obama administration abstained from voting against and thereby broke with decades of U.S. foreign policy.

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