Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings, says Washington Post

Randolph Lopez
June 20, 2017

Mr. Kushner, the president's son-in-law, reportedly tried to establish a backchannel with Moscow and this meeting with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, might be part of it.

That includes the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, and is a senior adviser at the White House, the Washington Post reported, citing unnamed officials familiar with the matter.

Kushner is also close to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who was sacked by Trump in February after he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the contents and nature of his communications with Kislyak.

On May 26, the media claimed citing alleged intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by USA officials that Kushner has suggested to Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak using Russian diplomatic facilities to shield the talks ahead of Trump's inauguration from being monitored.

But as the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation grows-expanding to include an inquiry into Trump for potential obstruction of justice-Kushner is being dragged from his position as a silent power behind the throne, into the clamorous, white-hot center of the White House scandal.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Kushner's lawyer Jamie Gorelick said in a statement provided by Kushner's office.

Trump on Thursday lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. "Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters".

Mueller is also looking at a second line of inquiry: whether, if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them, the source said.

Bannon was said to be bragging to journalists about dirt he had on Kushner regarding contacts with a Russian bank.

The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is putting top Trump aide Jared Kushner's finances under the microscope.

The Washington Post had earlier reported that investigators were scrutinizing separate meetings that Kushner held with Russians in December - first with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and then with Sergey Gorkov, the head of a state-owned Russian development bank.

The 36-year-old is reported to have been bothered by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint Mueller as the special counsel.

The Mueller investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials.

Those familiar with the matter say Mueller will likely interview NSA (National Security Agency) Director Michael Rogers, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and former NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett.

Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation, according to officials.

However, the FBI has not confirmed that Trump's son-in-law was under the bureau's investigation at any point.

"And so he was reluctant to make the statement that I made", Comey said. Comey said he told the president on three occasions that he wasn't personally under investigation.

"Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it", Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News in an interview broadcast 11 May.

Comey testified before the Senate last week, and stated that Trump spoke with him privately on several occasions in person and over the telephone. "So yeah, he's in a hard position and I personally think it would be wise for him to go back to NY".

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