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Report: Mueller Now Investigating Jared Kushner

This is 'standard practice,' lawyer says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2017 3:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jared Kushner's business ties to Russia are being examined once again, according to a Washington Post story that involves two of President Trump's least favorite things: Anonymous sources and the investigation led by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. The Post's sources say Mueller is looking into Kushner's dealings with Russia as part of his investigation into alleged Kremlin election interference. Kushner has already agreed to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meetings with Russians including Sergey Gorkov, a Vladimir Putin crony who runs a US-sanctioned bank.

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Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's attorney, says they don't know what the Post's report refers to. "It would be standard practice for the special counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russia," she said in a statement, per CNN. "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." The Post reports that the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, are also being examined. Mueller is also reportedly investigating Trump for alleged obstruction of justice. (Trump hit back against the "WITCH HUNT" on Twitter Thursday.)

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