Special counsel probing Jared Kushner's business dealings

Claudine Rigal
Juin 19, 2017

The statement came a day after the Washington Post reported on the investigation by Robert Mueller, the special counsel to FBI's Russian investigation, into the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner, as a part of the Russia election probe.

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.

Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's attorney, told the Post that they did not know what the latest report refers to.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently beefed up his investigative team to include 13 new attorneys just as news reports indicated the scope of the Russian Federation investigation was expanding. Kushner's meeting with the head of a state-owned Russian bank was also said to be of interest to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters".

The Mueller panel is also investigating the alleged obstruction of justice by #President Trump, as reported by the Washington Post.

Mueller's inquiry includes Kushner among other Trump's associates - former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a campaign policy adviser Carter Page, The Washington Post claimed citing unnamed sources on Thursday.

Cullen is a former federal prosecutor who has long ties to former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9. The story claimed that Comey would refute Trump's claim that Comey told him on three separate occasions that he was not a subject of the Russian Federation investigation. A source said the investigators have also interviewed Coats, former deputy director of NSA Richard Ledgett and Rogers, who testified that they were not pressurized by the Trump Administration officials.

And, according to Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, more attorneys are on the way.

Kushner has agreed to talk to the Senate Intelligence committee and is expected to discuss these matters with the Senate intelligence staff, though the timing is still being worked out.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, '" Rosenstein said, according to Fox News.

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