Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is now investigating the business dealings of President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, as part of the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, reports the Washington Post.
“FBI agents and federal prosecutors have also been examining the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign-policy adviser for the campaign,” says WaPo.
Investigators were already scrutinizing Kushner’s meeting with Russians in December — one with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and one with Sergey Gorkov, the head of a state-owned Russian development bank. It’s now clear that Mueller’s investigation is specifically looking at Kushner’s finances and possible money laundering, which might be another way of looking for payments for “services rendered” during the campaign and after.
At last year’s meeting with Kislyak, Kushner suggested establishing a secure communications line between Trump officials and the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic facility.