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Jared Kushner emphatically denies being Mar-a-Lago informant after speculation that he may have tipped off the FBI


Jared Kushner denied leaking information to the FBI ahead of its raid on Mar-a-Lago, saying that the speculation about him is “crazy.”

Megyn Kelly asked him on her podcast, released Tuesday, about theories aired by various commentators that he may have tipped off federal agents about documents kept at former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence. 

Kushner said: “That’s absolutely not true, categorically in every way.”

Axios reported on anxiety among Trump allies that a member of his inner circle could have informed on him, resulting in the August 8 raid. Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal have also cited unnamed sources who claimed an insider guided feds to the documents.

The raid uncovered a vast trove of classified documents that Trump held onto — potentially illegally — after his presidency.

Trump maintains that he had the right to hold onto the documents and that he has fully cooperated with the investigation. 

Commentators like the former president’s niece, Mary Trump, and Michael Cohen, his former attorney, both raised the possibility that the supposed informer could be Kushner. 

Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney also said it would have had to be one of “six to eight people” in his inner circle, a grouping that would include Kushner.

A recent report by the Guardian said sources around Trump suspected it was family member because FBI agents know exactly what to look for, including a specific leather case.

In conversation, Kelly and Kushner derided the speculation, with Kelly scoffing at Mary Trump for being “all over the media, as if she knows anything.”

Kushner agreed, accusing Mary Trump and Cohen of seeking attention for themselves. “The more outlandish of an accusation you make, especially if it includes me, the media will write about it and create headlines,” he said. “Mary and Michael figured it out.”

He added in a jab at Chris Christie, who was deeply critical of Kushner in a 2019 tell-all book.

“Chris Christie used to use that all the time to get relevance for his books, so that he can sell more than, like, 300 copies, he would make up these crazy things about me,” he said.

Kushner earlier dismissed the FBI investigation as a politically motivated attempt to damage Trump.

He continued in that vein with Kelly, saying: “It just seems like they keep trying to find new things to get [Trump] on, and I’m sure if this one doesn’t work they’ll try to fine him for jaywalking, or a traffic ticket, but they’re being very aggressive to do it.”