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Special prosecutor ‘investigating business dealings of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’

The Justice Department’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner’s multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner’s own contacts with Russians, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe. “Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters”. Mueller’s investigation now encompasses the president’s firing of Comey, the Russian government’s role during the election, whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials and alleged financial crimes committed by Trump associates.Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz, blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for leaking information, which he says is “outrageous, inexcusable and illegal”.Previous Post articles have mentioned Kushner’s meetings with the head of a Russian state-owned development bank.”We do not know what this report refers to”, attorney Jamie Gorelick said in a statement.On Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to call the probe “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”On June 15, officials disclosed that the DOJ probe was investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice. On Wednesday, the Post reported that Mueller’s probe had expanded to investigate whether Trump may have obstructed justice.The special council panel of investigators is examining allege Russian interference in the 2016 United States election, and aim to discuss with top intelligence officials, CNN reported.The newspaper said the information came from officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Comey confirmed that in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.Trump fired Comey last month, saying “this Russian Federation thing” was on his mind when he made the decision to oust the nation’s top law enforcement official while Comey was leading the FBI’s probe into Russia’s meddling.Kenneth Starr, former independent counsel, expressed confidence that the caliber of lawyers in Mueller’s team would do a thorough job. Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration. Comey did not name the dissenter, but The Washington Post has learned it was FBI General Counsel James Baker.