Robert Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's financial dealings

Investigators also are interested in two December 2016 meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, head of a Russian-owned development bank.
By Harry Marcolis | Jun 19, 2017
Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed to investigate possible collusion by the Trump presidential election campaign with Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, is now looking into the business dealings of Trump's advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to The Washington Post.

Investigators also are interested in two December 2016 meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, head of a Russian-owned development bank.

In the meeting with Kislyak, Kushner discussed setting up a secure communications line between Trump campaign officials and Moscow at a Russian diplomatic facility.

A later meeting with Gorkov occurred as Kushner was seeking financing for his company's problematic $1.8 billion purchase of a Fifth Avenue office building in New York, raising questions about potential conflicts of interest. The Russian bank involved, Vnesheconombank, has been the target of U.S. sanctions since Russia's annexation of Crimea.

"We do not know what this report refers to," wrote Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner, in an email to the Post. "It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russia. Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry."

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