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Special council Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to assist with the investigation

Special council Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to assist with the investigation”

Robert Mueller, appointed as special counsel in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is scrutinizing Jared Kushner's "finances and business dealings, "The Washington Post reported Thursday citing unnamed "officials familiar with the matter".

The development comes a day after the daily reported that Mueller had extended his probe into determining whether the President tried to obstruct justice by suggesting to top intelligence and law enforcement officials that they end the Russian Federation investigation.

Previous Post articles have mentioned Kushner's meetings with the head of a Russian state-owned development bank.

Just a day after the stunning report that Donald Trump is officially under criminal investigation for possible obstruction of justice, The Washington Post is now reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's shady business dealings with Russian Federation.

The newspaper reported the probe, led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, is examining Kushner's finances and business dealings.

Kushner's lawyer denied the latest allegations on Thursday in a statement.

The tweets potentially could put the president into deeper legal peril.

Special counsel #Robert Mueller has added 13 lawyers to his panel to undertake the Russian Federation probe.

Special Counsel Mueller likely "will be archiving these various Twitter rants as supplemental evidence" for the obstruction investigation, Moss, who also is deputy executive director of the James Madison Project, told VOA.

Several news reports said Mueller plans to interview key USA national security officials about Trump's comments seeking an end to the investigation of contacts his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had with Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak. Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration.

The interviews are the first official functions of the special counsel's new team of investigators.

Kushner has agreed to discuss his Russian contacts with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting one of several investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump, however, referred to the Post's reporting as a "phony" story in a tweet Thursday.

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.

Law enforcement sources tell CNN that the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale obstruction investigation.



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