Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, had his security clearance restored after nearly three months in limbo.
In February, Kushner was stripped of his temporary, high-level security clearance after White House chief of staff John Kelly imposed new rules created to crack down on West Wing staff with long-pending background investigations, sources told ABC News at the time.
The second interview occurred in April and concerned topics such as potential influence by foreign governments, including Russian Federation, and the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, Lowell said on CNN. Kushner met not once but twice with the special counsel's office investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, Kushner's lawyer stated Wednesday.
It is not clear when Kushner's second interview with Mueller's investigators took place.
Lowell said that Kushner past year became "one of the first to voluntarily cooperate with any investigation into the 2016 campaign and related topics". "On each occasion, he answered all questions asked and did everything he could to expedite the conclusion of all the investigations".
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly yanked several senior officials temporary top-level clearances in February
The FBI completed its thorough investigation of Kushner's financial activities and foreign contacts, a task taking more than a year and which had to be finalized before the husband of Trump's oldest child Ivanka could re-obtain permission to access the most closely guarded United States secrets, Efe reported.
Kushner's attorney would not rule out that Mueller might ask Kushner for a third interview, though Lowell said it was unlikely.
The Mueller probe has also hung over Kushner's status in the White House, in part because some of the matters under investigation relate to his role during the campaign and the transition, including contacts with Russians, as well as events that occurred in the early months of the Trump presidency, such as the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Then, in mid-April, Kushner sat for six to seven hours of questions that covered many topics, including his work on the Trump campaign, the transition and in the White House and about Trump's decision in May 2017 to fire Comey, the person said.
Kushner had reportedly been working in the White House, on subjects as sensitive as a Middle East peace process, and viewing classified materials on a temporary security clearance as he awaited approval on his background check. Shortly after that interview, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe.