‘It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russian Federation.
Jeannie Rhee and James Quarles are among the 13 and have worked with Mueller in his old firm, WilmerHale. The political leanings of those three have come under fire, as they have been noted donors to Democrats. The meeting occurred as Kushner’s company was seeking financing for its troubled $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY, and it could raise questions about whether Kushner’s personal financial interests were colliding with his impending role as a public official.
In the report by the Washington Post, the investigation is being expanded to consider whether President Trump obstructed justice by asking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to end the probe into former #national security Adviser, Michael Flynn, over his ties with Russian Federation, and the firing of the former FBI boss. The committee, which is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and whether any of Trump’s associates had ties with the country at the time, expects Kushner to provide documents and face questions from the senators.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing the business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and adviser, as part of the investigation into Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported.
The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller’s newly assembled team.
During the December meeting with Kislyak, Kushner suggested establishing a secure communications line between Trump officials and the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic facility, reports The Washington Post.
The decision sits with Mueller about whether enough evidence exists to call for charges in any part of the probe, CNN reported. “Nice”, the President tweeted.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel’s Russian Federation investigation.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump’s outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz, slammed the Post’s reporting.
As Mueller assembles his investigative team, statements by Trump’s friend Christopher Ruddy this week set off new questions.
Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to say the probe is being “led by some very bad and conflicted people!”
But a source close to the President told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Trump has been advised to avoid such a dramatic move.