WaPo: Special Counsel Mueller Zeroing In On Jared Kushner's Finances

Frederick Owens
June 20, 2017

"We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner, said in response.

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and man of many responsibilities, is the latest target of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly looking into the real-estate scion's "finances and business dealings" as a part of the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election, the Washington Post reports. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry". Russian Federation investigation special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating Kushner's finances. Mueller has been building a team of investigators for a wide-ranging inquiry into Russia's meddling.

The president complained the probe is unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent wasn't getting the same scrutiny. He asked why was Hillary not investigated for obstruction of justice?

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".

In another tweet, Trump questioned why rival Hillary Clinton, who allegedly destroyed phones with a hammer, bleached emails, and meets, together with Bill Clinton, the attorney general days before she was cleared, did not face a similar charge. On Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to call the probe "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Vice president Mike Pence, who has mostly been on the sidelines of the investigations, has hired his own outside legal counsel, veteran Washington lawyer Richard Cullen, his spokesman said Thursday. Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller.

Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz, blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for leaking information, which he says is "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

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

Since the leak about the obstruction of justice investigation, CNN said it would be hard for Trump to stop it regardless of what he tweets or call names of the people involved in the probe.

Mueller, according to reports, is planning to interview key important national security officials about Trump's alleged comments about ending the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn's reported ties to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

Baker's views didn't change, even as Comey told Trump a second and third time that he was not being investigated.

The White House has said the subsequent meeting with the banker was a pre-inauguration diplomatic encounter, unrelated to business matters.

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