Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances

Postado Junho 20, 2017

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.

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. As the Post notes, the meeting took place as Kushner's family sought financing for the hulking, debt-laden office building they own at 666 Fifth Avenue.

However, Mueller's investigation is in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear whether criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, USA officials familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Thursday.

Special counsel #Robert Mueller has added 13 lawyers to his panel to undertake the Russian Federation probe.

As the Post noted, Kushner is just the latest associate of the president to be under scrutiny for questionable business dealings with Russian Federation. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", he added. In May, the Department of Justice appointed him special counsel to oversee the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.

According to reports, three of the 13 newly-hired members of Mueller's investigative team have donated to Democrats in the past.

In a second tweet, Trump said, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

"I think he's weighing that option", he said of Trump.

It's not entirely clear why Kushner met with Gorkov.

One attorney being looked at by Team Kushner is Abbe Lowell, who defended notorious Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in his corruption scandal 12 years ago, The Times reported.

Mueller's plans emerged just a week after Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump pressed him in February to ease up on an investigation into Flynn. The meetings were first reported in March.

But Comey suggested he expected Mueller would look into whether Trump's efforts to intervene in the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry amounted to obstruction of justice. Comey did not name the dissenter, but The Washington Post has learned it was FBI General Counsel James Baker.

Mueller brought in James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee from his previous firm WilmerHale, and Andrew Weissmann, the leader of the Enron fraud investigation.

"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".

But days later, Trump said in an NBC interview that he had made a decision to fire Comey before getting their input and he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he did it.

Ruddy, who had been at the White House on Monday, told PBS that Trump is considering terminating the special counsel. "So yeah, he's in a hard position and I personally think it would be wise for him to go back to NY".

Mueller's team has requested for information and will discuss with National Intelligence Director Dan Coates and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.

Kushner is President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a government official.