The business dealings of President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, are being looked at by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, officials familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post Thursday.
It was reported in May that federal investigators are looking into meetings Kushner had in December with Russia's U.S. ambassador and the head of state-owned Russian bank Vnesheconombank; the White House said Kushner's meeting with the bank chief, Sergey Gorkov, was strictly a diplomatic encounter where business wasn't discussed, while the bank said the pair talked business due to Kushner's role as head of his family's real estate company.
Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told the Post "we do not know what this report refers to," and 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." On Wednesday, the Post and other newspapers reported that the special counsel's investigation has been expanded to include possible obstruction of justice by Trump, and it's already examining the finances of Trump associates Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, and Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.