Special Counsel Robert Mueller Is Reportedly Probing Jared Kushner’s Business Dealings

Last month, the Post disclosed two meetings Kushner had with Russians in December were under scrutiny by investigators.Trump demonstrated Friday morning that the Russian Federation probe continues to consume his attention, tweeting a stream of messages decrying the controversy. “I can go around them”, Trump tweeted.On Thursday, Trump blasted news reports that he is under criminal investigation as a “witch hunt” against him led by some “very bad” people.The second nuts-factor embedded in that last tweet is the idea that Rosenstein is running the investigation.Feinstein noted that Trump does not actually have the authority to fire Mueller, and that any effort to appoint a replacement for Rosenstein with an eye toward shutting down the investigation would result in a “rude awakening” for the President. “Witch Hunt”, he wrote on Twitter.Peter Carr, a Mueller spokesman, declined to comment directly, saying only that “the Special Counsel’s Office has undertaken stringent controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosures and will deal severely with any member who engages in this conduct”.”I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Nice”, Mr. Trump wrote in his first tweet.Earlier this week United States media reported that Mr Mueller was investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice.In response to the statement, former US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March, tweeted early Friday morning that “Americans should also exercise caution before accepting as true lies about firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director & defamation of a war hero special counsel”, references to criticisms Trump has levied against Mueller and James Comey. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.According to the news accounts, neither Coats nor Rogers complied with Trump’s requests.While not specifically citing the Russian Federation probe, the statement was issued as The Washington Post published an anonymously sourced report claiming another significant development in the Mueller investigation. The story cited “U.S. officials familiar with the matter”.The president fired Flynn in February after just 24 days on the job when he learned that the former Marine lieutenant general lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Ambassador Kislyak.[R] egardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey.Amid stirrings earlier this week that Trump was possibly considering the idea of firing Mueller, it was Rosenstein who testified before a congressional hearing that such an act could not be taken without specific cause.President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to confirm that he is under investigation – or as he likes to call it, a “witch hunt”.Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about the ongoing Russian Federation controversy as he departed the White House Friday for Miami.California Rep. Adam Schiff says it’s clear that Trump “believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason”.