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


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

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the business and financial dealings of White House aide and U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The new tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses from the president over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.

"We do not know what this report refers to", said Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer for Kushner.

It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters.

'He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry'.

Allegations Kushner's finances are being studied as part of the investigation come after it was reported last month the team behind the probe were examining meetings he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a Russian banking executive late a year ago during the presidential transition.

The president didn't clarify what exactly he was referring to in the early morning tweet, however he has frequently described reports about possible ties between members of his campaign and Russian Federation as a "witch hunt".

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", said Feinstein.

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Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

President Trump appeared to confirm he is under federal investigation in the ongoing Russian Federation probe as he yet again blasted the political "witch hunt" and insisted no evidence exists he colluded with the former Cold War adversary.

As Mueller assembles his investigative team, statements by Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy this week set off new questions.

"And so he was reluctant to make the statement that I made", Comey said.

"His view was still that it. could be misleading, because the nature of the investigation was such that it might well touch - obviously, it would touch the campaign, and the person at the head of the campaign would be the candidate".

President Donald Trump walks with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster from the Oval Office to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, .

Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller.

Mueller is reportedly interested in speaking with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and former deputy Richard Ledgett. The president has denied that he told Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.

Kushner and other Trump business associates are being looked at in the investigation, according to a new report. That memo, he said, was written on a classified Federal Bureau of Investigation laptop. Coats later told lawmakers he never felt pressured to intervene.



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