Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

Jared Kushner President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser.has agreed to discuss his Russian contacts with the Senate Intelligence Committee

Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

The report comes as the investigation closes in on other members of Trump's inner-most circle.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who despite his lack of qualifications has become one of the most powerful people in his presidency, is reported to be under investigation by the special counsel entrusted with probing the Trump-Russia scandal.

Those being looked into include former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, another campaign adviser to Trump.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether anyone on Trump's campaign, or associated with it, with him or any of his businesses, may have had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin, said one USA official familiar with the rough outlines of the probe and who spoke on condition of anonymity.

But as the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation grows-expanding to include an inquiry into Trump for potential obstruction of justice-Kushner is being dragged from his position as a silent power behind the throne, into the clamorous, white-hot center of the White House scandal.

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'We do not know what this report refers to, ' Jamie Gorelick said.

Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's role in the 2016 election. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", he added. Kushner was also already under investigation for his secret meetings with several key Russian players, including Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker and Putin spy Sergey Gorgov.

Ruddy, who had been at the White House on Monday, told PBS that Trump is considering terminating the special counsel.

Mueller is also investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, the Post reported Wednesday. She noted that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, told senators this week that only he could dismiss the special counsel.

Mueller wants to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, according to the people, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

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"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.

Comey also said Trump repeatedly sought assurances that he wasn't a target of the Russian Federation investigation.

Comey testified before a Senate panel last week that Trump spoke privately with him several times, including by telephone and at White House meetings.

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. "And so that was his view throughout", Comey said.

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"That is a great, great team of complete professionals, so let's let him do his job", former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, told ABC News. "And in fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".

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