Exclusive: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in Jared Kushner has grown to include his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition https://t.co/SczHeiHMV6 pic.twitter.com/5E3GGkmjhq
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A new report indicates that special counsel Robert Mueller is increasing the scope of his probe into Jared Kushner and his financial endeavors during Donald Trump‘s presidential transition period.
CNN states that Mueller’s investigation has taken interest in the Russian contacts held by the president’s son-in-law. This interest has caused an expansion of the investigation, which will now look at Kushner’s conversations with foreign business leaders, and his efforts to encourage them to invest in his family’s organization.
When Trump was still president-elect, Kushner was one of the most-contacted figures by foreign governments hoping to get in touch with his father-in-law. Now that these interactions are likely to be scrutinized, it is possible that Mueller will look into Kushner Companies’ financial state, as well as their dealings with Russian, Chinese and Qatari organizations.
Mueller’s Russia investigation has been more talked about than usual for the last few days, thanks to the indictments against multiple Russian entities involving 2016 election interference. Trump, for his part, has responded by attacking his various political enemies.
Watch above, via CNN.
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