White House adviser Jared Kushner is facing an intense new round of legal troubles as part of the Trump-Russia investigation.
Kushner – who is married to First Daughter Ivanka Trump – is now under investigation for his sketchy business dealings and possible connections to Russian special interests. Kushner is just the latest in a long series of Trump associates who have been targeted for suspicious behavior.
The Special Counsel appointed to oversee the probe into possible ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia is investigating the business dealings of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, according to reports.
Robert Mueller, the man tasked with taking over the investigation following the firing of former FBI Director James Comey by Mr Trump, also reportedly has FBI agents and federal prosecutors examining the financial dealings of a number of others linked to Mr Trump, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Mr Kushner was reportedly already a “person of interest” for FBI investigators over his meeting with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak in December – prior to Mr Trump taking office. In that meeting Mr Kushner was said to have suggested setting up a backchannel of communication with Moscow at a Russian diplomatic facility in the US.
Mr Kushner also had a pre-Inauguration meeting with the head of state-owned Russian development bank Vnesheconombank – Sergei Gorkov. The bank had sanctions imposed upon it after Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
The newest developments have sent Trump into a full blown freak out.
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The reports over Mr Kushner follow the revelation that Mr Mueller may also be investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice over the firing of My Comey, a suggestion Mr Trump hit out at on Twitter.
“They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice,” Mr Trump wrote on Thursday.
“You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!” he added.