WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY
– Jared Kushner’s contacts with Russian officials are under the spotlight in the Russia investigation, sources tell ABC News.
– Montana special election candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed a reporter on Wednesday and then won his U.S. House election on Thursday, 50-44 percent.
– White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says Trump meant Germany’s trade surplus with the U.S. was “very bad” — not the country itself, as had been reported throughout Europe.
-President Trump meets with America’s best friends at the G7 summit today: Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Jared Kushner examined as part of FBI Russia investigation. Contacts between Russian officials and Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump and one of his senior advisers, are a focus of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, sources tell ABC News. While Kushner is not a target of the FBI investigation and has not been accused of committing a crime, sources said he is among a number of White House staffers and former Trump campaign officials who are likely to be interviewed by the FBI. http://abcn.ws/2r3A1Nf
THE TAKE with ABC News’ Rick Klein
A partial scorecard from the week the president has spent on the road… Awkward handshakes and more awkward body language? Check. New hope in the Middle East? Check. Congressman-elect with a court date? Check. Son-in-law wrapped up in the Russia investigation? Check. Travel ban still on hold? Fuzzy-math budget dead on arrival? CBO confirming worst suspicions of health care bill? Check, check, check. Friend and allies confused, if not offended, by the conduct and words of the new U.S. president? Double check. President Trump has had obvious and undeniable successes in his first foreign trip, and the fact that he was greeted warmly by people and in places he’s insulted vindicates his vision, on one level. But the consistency of his inconsistency continues to define…