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(Report) Robert Mueller Encircling Jared Kushner

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Robert Mueller is reportedly very interested in Jared Kushner.

According to recent reporting by the Wall Street Journal, special counsel Robert Mueller remains highly interested in the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner - particularly Kushner's role in the firing of former FBI director James Comey and his role in setting up communications with foreign leaders during the administration's transition period.

Kushner, who met with more than 100 officials in that time period, said he had four meetings with Russians. One of those sit-downs was with Sergey Gorkov, chief executive at a Russian state-owned bank that was on a U.S. sanctions list over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Also of interest, the Journal reported, is Kushner’s involvement in a U.N. resolution passed last December condemning Israel’s settlement construction in disputed territories after Israeli officials asked Trump administration officials, including Kushner, to help block it, even though Trump had yet to take office.

The Journal's insight into this aspect of Mueller's investigation comes on the heels of congressional frustration with Kushner's cooperation in their own investigation:

Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee leaders sent Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, a letter explaining that they are still missing documents they requested last month, adding that there are “several documents” known to exist that Lowell did not turn over in his initial production, including e-mails sent to Kushner last year about WikiLeaks, which Kushner then forwarded to another campaign official.

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