Mueller Investigating Kushner's Contacts With Israeli Officials

Michele Moreno
November 23, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports that Mueller's team is probing Kushner's involvement in the controversy surrounding a United Nations resolution passed in December 2016 that condemned Israeli settlement construction.

White House special adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly anxious that his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, could face legal repercussions from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether associates of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election.

While Kushner held discussions with the officials, then-President-elect Trump urged the Obama administration to veto the United Nations resolution.

Mueller's investigators are also looking into Kushner's role in setting up meetings and communication with foreign leaders during Trump's transition, according to the Journal. The resolution passed 14-0 as the Obama administration opted not to use its veto power despite the incoming Trump administration and Israel's lobbying. However, in an interview with NBC, the president noted that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation also played a role.

Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner waits for U.S. President Donald Trump and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to speak at a joint statement at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. October 23, 2017.

Kushner reportedly asked a friend whether the probe would grow big enough to "get the president". Kushner has since updated the form three times to reflect what he claims are more than 100 contacts with more than 20 countries.

Mueller's 12-count indictment of Manafort, which included charges of laundering $75 million through offshore accounts, was written in a way to be applied to others within Trump's world. In an 11-page statement issued in July, Kushner said that he and Gorkov did not discuss sanctions or his family real-estate business in their brief-sit down at the end of past year, but Mueller's team has reportedly questioned those around Kushner regarding the meeting.

Thus far, his team has examined former campaign chairman Paul Manfort's financial dealings, a number of meetings between senior campaign officials and foreigners, and whether Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey constitutes obstruction of justice.

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