(AP) – A member of President Donald Trump’s transition team says Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is the “very senior transition official” referenced in court papers filed in the Michael Flynn case.
The transition team official who confirmed the person as Kushner spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, since Kushner’s name was not publicly revealed.
According to court papers filed Friday in connection with a guilty plea of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the “very senior transition official” directed Flynn to contact foreign governments, including Russia, about a U.N. resolution regarding Israeli settlements.
Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI while serving in the administration about contacts with the Russian ambassador.
No sentence has yet been set for Flynn, pending his continuing cooperation with the special counsel investigation of possible coordination between the campaign and Russia last year.