Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

Share
Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been in the headlines after reports said last month he was a focus of investigation in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

In a subsequent early-morning tweet, Trump called the investigation "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history".

Despite suggestions by a Trump friend in a television interview that the president was weighing dismissing Mueller as special counsel, the White House declared late Tuesday that there was no such plan. Now I can't prove that, of course, and it remains to be seen whether Mueller can either. The unnamed sources claim that Kushner discussed setting up a confidential line of communication between Trump and Russian officials during the Kislyak meeting.

Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to say the probe is being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

That suggests Mueller is examining the president's own conduct, which may include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, as part of the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials familiar with the matter.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's lawyer, told the newspaper.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr.

As the Post noted, Kushner is just the latest associate of the president to be under scrutiny for questionable business dealings with Russian Federation. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods. Coats told associates that Trump asked him whether he could intervene with Comey to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off its focus on Flynn, the officials said. "We worked through all of that", Burr told reporters.

Mueller is in the preliminary stages of his probe and has recruited a team of top investigators experienced in money laundering, campaign finance violations and eastern European organized crime.

US officials familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post about its financial focus Thursday. He continued to denounce ongoing congressional investigations into his campaign and Russian Federation, reiterated his disdain for the news media and touted what he perceived as his administration's successes. "The continued illegal leaks are the only crime here". Flynn was forced to resign for misleading administration officials about his contacts with Russia's United States ambassador. Comey testified that the member of his leadership team said that although it was true at the moment that Trump was not under investigation, it was possible that could change.

Trump's spokesman said when he dismissed Comey on 9 May that the reason was the former FBI chief's handling of the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He cited the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. Trump and the White House disputed Comey's description of the events.

The US president has repeatedly denied any connections to Russian Federation and expressed desire to end the probe with integrity as soon as possible.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Cosby Jury Deadlocks; Judge Orders Further Deliberations
Bill Cosby's accusers and supporters alike have gathered on the courthouse steps to await a verdict in his sexual assault case. His lawyer says Cosby and Andrea Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home.

1 arrested after vehicle strikes pedestrians in London
The video of the crash early Monday morning was accessed by the AP. "We ask the government to do more to protect us Muslims". We will make sure that we do all we can to reduce these sort of attacks". "To be honest, I can't go to the mosque any more".

Amir jolts India's top order
Mohammad Amir dismantled the top order, dismissing Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan with pace and swing. However, the Pakistani opener did not waste the chance and scored 114 runs in his 106-ball knock.

Diego Costa Talks Potential New Destinations; Praises Atletico Madrid, Rules Out China
Costa, 28, said on Wednesday that he had learned he was no longer part of the Premier League champions' plans. I have a contract with Chelsea and they are the one who know what they will do with me.

Liam Gallagher Slams Brother Noel For Not Attending One Love Manchester Concert
If he wants to write things down I'll give him a pen and a pad of paper. "He's part of the establishment", he told a crowd. Newsbeat contacted representatives for Noel Gallagher who referred a statement they put out last week.

Cabinet ministers rally behind Malcolm Turnbull over climate and energy policy
Mr Turnbull stressed to his party room that the CET did not prohibit the construction of new coal fired power stations. A key issue will be where the government, which is disposed to adopt the Finkel plan, sets the threshold.

Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one
Sandro Gozi, Italy's European minister, had new doubts about Britain's negotiating position since the election result. Rejecting the Prime Minister's "no deal" mantra, Hammond said that his position was one of a "jobs first" Brexit.

Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup
The first goal of the after noon came from Portugal's Quaresma with the assist by Ronaldo in the 34th minute. It was only Silva's third match.

GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks
Hodgkinson sprayed rifle fire at Republican congressmen on Wednesday as they practiced for a charity baseball game. This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T.

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
Several of those steps would require justice department officials, including Rosenstein , to go along with the president's orders. Steve Womack praised Mueller and told reporters "there is a ripple effect" as stories continue to develop on the ongoing probe.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.