Trump's Son-in-Law Kushner Is Subject of Special Counsel's Russia Probe

Jared Kushner sits in Vice President-elect Mike Pence's car outside of Trump Tower

Jared Kushner sits in Vice President-elect Mike Pence's car outside of Trump Tower

Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is actively investigating the finances and business dealings of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to multiple USA officials familiar with the matter. Kushner's lawyers say he will cooperate with investigators.

The special council panel of investigators is examining allege Russian interference in the 2016 United States election, and aim to discuss with top intelligence officials, CNN reported.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Gorelick told the Post.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently beefed up his investigative team to include 13 new attorneys just as news reports indicated the scope of the Russian Federation investigation was expanding. Gorelick pointed out that Kushner has volunteered to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is leading one of the congressional Russian Federation investigations.

Mueller's inquiry includes Kushner among other Trump's associates - former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a campaign policy adviser Carter Page, The Washington Post claimed citing unnamed sources on Thursday. The report also noted such an encounter between the two men is likely to raise questions about whether Kushner's personal financial interests collided with his upcoming role in the Trump administration.

Trump fired Comey last month, saying "this Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he made the decision to oust the nation's top law enforcement official while Comey was leading the FBI's probe into Russia's meddling.

You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! Comey was leading the investigation into Russian Federation.

And, according to Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, more attorneys are on the way. Starr investigated former President Bill Clinton in the late 1990's.

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

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.

"To the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate", Rogers said at the hearing, without answering whether he was asked-but not directed-to back off. "And so that was his view throughout", Comey said. Trump and the White House disputed Comey's description of the events. The president has denied that he told Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.

Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation, according to officials.

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