White House senior adviser and son-in-law to President Trump Jared Kushner and his lawyers are looking to hire a crisis public relations firm as Kushner deals with being scrutinized in investigations examining Russian interference, according to a new report.
Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell confirmed he was looking for a firm to handle press for high-profile clients in a statement to the Washington Post.
“My law firm and I are considering hiring an outside consultant to handle the time-consuming incoming inquiries on the cases in which I am working that receive media attention,” Lowell said. “This inquiry from you about whether I am doing this is a good example of why we need one.”
He has contacted at least two firms, according to the report.
Kushner has been interviewed by congressional investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller's team regarding the federal probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Mueller's investigators have specifically asked Kushner about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who recently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is reportedly cooperating with the investigation.
Crisis public relations firms are often hired to handle negative situations or an influx of media requests.
Lowell also served as an attorney for Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., during his recent corruption trial which ended in a deadlocked jury.