Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, testified before a grand jury as part of an investigation into alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election.
The grand jury, led by federal prosecutors, is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results. Kushner’s testimony took place last month in Washington DC, where he reportedly expressed that Trump genuinely believed the election was stolen.
Recent developments shed light on the ongoing investigation into Trump’s actions surrounding the 2020 election. According to sources familiar with the matter, Kushner’s testimony provides insight into Trump’s mindset and his conviction that the election was rigged. This belief has been a central theme in Trump’s claims since his defeat to President Joe Biden.
During the hearing, Kushner said that Trump actually thought the election was stolen. This perspective matches claims made by other individuals close to the former president. Former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin and former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks were also questioned in connection with the investigation.
The investigation, led by special counsel Jack Smith, appointed by US Attorney General Merrick Garland, aims to determine whether Trump’s actions interfered with the election results. The findings of this investigation could affect possible charges against the former president.
Trump’s refusal to accept the election results led to the events of January 6, 2021, when his supporters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of Biden’s victory. The false narrative of election fraud promoted by Trump and his allies fueled these actions and resulted in violence against law enforcement officers.
In addition to the election interference probe, Trump is facing a number of legal challenges. He has been charged with handling classified documents after leaving the White House, has pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. New York City prosecutors have also charged her in a separate case related to allegedly hush money to a porn star.
Testimony provided by Kushner and others close to Trump has been critical in piecing together events before and after the 2020 election. As the investigation progresses, the evidence presented to the grand jury will be instrumental in determining the potential charges that could be brought against the former president.