Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser and son-in-law to President Trump, has added Charles Harder to his legal team, revealed shortly after it was reported former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus met with special counsel Robert Mueller.
After reaching out to Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell, Vanity Fair reported that Harder, who has represented Hulk Hogan and Melania Trump, contacted them as Kushner's legal representative. Harder also previously represented Harvey Weinstein but discontinued representing him amid mounting sexual harassment and assault revelations.
Mueller, who is spearheading the Russia probe looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, met with Priebus last week. This could be an issue for Kushner because Priebus has direct knowledge of Kushner's familiarity with discussions that took place before the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
The circumstances of Comey's ouster appear to be a point of interest for Mueller and his team, who is reportedly also examining whether Trump obstructed justice in his interactions with Comey, although Trump has said he did not behave inappropriately.