Ivanka Trump's dilemma: Trump reportedly blames Jared Kushner for the Mueller probe


Kushner voluntarily turned over documents he had from the campaign and the transition, and these related to any contacts with Russian Federation, according to a source familiar with the matter.

According to the article, Trump blames Kushner for decisions that have led to a probe into connections between his campaign and Russia, among them the firing of his first national security adviser, Mike Flynn, for not revealing the extent of his ties with Russian officials; and the firing of James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who said he was investigating the ties.

United States investigators are also reportedly looking into Tony Podesta, a prominent Democratic lobbyist, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman, the Associated Press reports.

The disclosures follow this week's indictments Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner and campaign deputy, Rick Gates. Separately, Trump official George Papadopoulos agreed to a plea deal, admitting he lied to FBI investigators.

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"Here's what Manafort's indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization", Nunberg said. His attorneys have repeatedly said he will cooperate with Mr Mueller's investigators.

The network based its report on "sources close to the White House". Coal industry advocate tapped for mining regulator Bipartisan groups call on DOJ to scrutinize AT&T-Time Warner merger MORE rejected an idea from campaign aide George Papadopolous to set up a meeting with Russian officials during the campaign. When Roger Stone recently told Trump that Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed, according to someone familiar with the conversation.

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", Sam Nunberg, an associate of Stone who was a Trump campaign operative, told Vanity Fair. He would be among a list of people the investigators would be asking about, the source said. The White House declined to comment. Both men pleaded not guilty. The Russia investigation is such a party matter, and this means that any former government official who participated in deliberations or a decision about the Russia investigation-for example the White House decision to fire FBI Director James Comey because of the Russia investigation-may not represent back to the government on behalf of anyone else with intent to influence a government decision about the Russia investigation.

The FBI has reportedly been looking into Kushner since before Mueller even took over the investigation for his multiple roles on the Trump campaign and transition team and the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russia's ambassador and a Russian banker that was left off Kushner's security clearance form.