A Washington Post investigation revealed someone close to President Trump could be called into hearings as swirling controversy threatens to derail the Republican firebrand’s political ambitions.
But while the person of interest is yet to be confirmed, insiders have claimed the President’s son-in-law Jared Kushner may be implicated in the investigation.
Mr Kushner has long advised the President both during his campaign and in the White House.
It follows a week of increasing controversy for President Trump following his firing of James Comey
Earlier this week leading Republican senator Lindsey Graham claimed the US Justice Department probe into alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is “a criminal investigation”
It comes following a week of increasing controversy for President Trump following his firing of former FBI director James Comey.
Mr Comey is due to testify to an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee after being fired from his position as head of the intelligence agency.
The recently sacked intelligence official has agreed to the hearing amid growing concern over President Trump’s ties to Russia and his involvement in the ongoing the investigation into former National Security advisor Michael Flynn.
Controversial political graffiti: Politicians as you've never seen them before
Mon, May 15, 2017
In the 1970s and onward when graffiti was everywhere, graffiti artists often wrote messages, which often were political
1 of 8
A mural of U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin 'shotgunning' a marijuana joint
Kushner has been identified by insiders as the 'person of interest'
Reports have emerged that Mr Comey wrote a memo after a meeting with Mr Trump, where the US President was quoted as saying “I hope you can let this go”.
The memo is said to have been written by Mr Comey the day after Mr Flynn resigned.
Meanwhile inside sources have claimed Russian officials bragged over their ability to use Mr Flynn to influence President Trump.
Sources told CNN they had cultivated a strong relationship with the retired US Army lieutenant general.
Mr Kushner placed himself at the heart of his father-in-law's campaign
First 100 days of President Trump
Fri, March 24, 2017
President Donald Trump is making a significant impact on global politics during his first term.
1 of 22
US President Donald J. Trump gets in the driver's seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC
And insiders claimed conversations between Russian officials which were then picked up by intelligence agencies revealed they regarded Mr Flynn as an ally.
An Obama-era White House staffer said: "This was a five-alarm fire from early on, the way the Russians were talking about him."
A White House official said: ”We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia.
“This matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe."