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Friday, November 24, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is turning up the heat on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as he examines potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and whether Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey in May. Mueller's team has reportedly questioned witnesses about some of Kushner's conversations and meetings with foreign leaders during the transition, when he famously hosted former Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower and asked whether it would be possible to set up a backchannel line of communication to Moscow.

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Kislyak then orchestrated a meeting between Kushner and the CEO of Russia's Vnesheconombank, Sergei Gorkov, who was appointed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in January 2016 as part of a restructuring of the bank's management team, Bloomberg reported last year.

Federal investigators are also examining Kushner's role in blocking a UN resolution that would have condemned Israel for building settlements in disputed territories, according to the Wall Street Journal, and whether Kushner advised Trump to fire Comey last spring. Kushner reportedly gave Mueller's team documents related to Comey's firing earlier this month.

Four people told The Journal that Kushner "pushed" Trump to fire the former FBI director in conversations with the president and his top advisers.

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Trumps plan for having Russia finance his massive debt would have worked out perfectly.

If only he hadn't surprised everyone including himself and actually won the election.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-22 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Tasty tasty nothing burgers...

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-24 06:08 PM | Reply

Of course this has nothing to do with The Dotard's request that Jared and Ivanka return to NYC. Trump is just trying to drain the swamp, or get out of the line of fire, or something...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-24 08:31 PM | Reply

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