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    The lawyer for Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, has decided to stop representing him in connection with the investigation in possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, US media reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In a statement provided to the National Law Journal on Friday, Kushner's lawyer Jamie Gorelick said, "As you may recall, and as we have stated, once Bob Mueller and three of our partners left the firm to form the Special Counsel’s Office, we advised Mr. Kushner to get independent legal advice whether to continue with us as counsel."

    Gorelick noted in the statement that as a result of that legal advice, Abbe Lowell will be the attorney handling the Russia-related inquiries.

    The United States has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign, including alleged hacking attempts.

    The investigation into alleged Russian interference began at the request of the former administration over suspicion that Moscow may have helped sway the election in favor of Trump.

    Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, have repeatedly said that Russia had not interfered in the internal affairs of foreign states, including the United States.


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