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President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is currently under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The FBI was already looking into meetings between Kushner and Russian figures, but anonymous sources told the Washington Post that Kushner’s business dealings and finances were under Mueller’s Russia probe as well. Kushner’s attorney, Jamie Gorelick, appeared to downplay news of the investigation, saying that it was “standard practice” for Mueller to look into “anything related to Russia.”
Kushner, who also serves as a White House adviser, reportedly tried to set up a communications channel between the Russian government and Trump officials. In December, he also met with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, in what the White House described as strictly diplomatic and not related to business.
The Post seemed to imply that because Kushner sought financing during that time for one of his building projects, the meeting “could raise questions about whether Kushner’s personal financial interests were colliding with his impending role as a public official.”