Special counsel reportedly investigating Kushner business dealings

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the business dealings of President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as part of the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the investigation. The Post reported earlier that investigators are looking into meetings Kushner had in December with the Russian ambassador to the United States and the head of state-owned Russian bank Vnesheconombank; the White House said Kushner’s meeting with Sergey Gorkov was strictly a diplomatic encounter where business wasn’t discussed, while the bank said they did talk business due to Kushner’s role as head of his family’s real estate company. On Wednesday, the Post reported the special counsel’s probe has been expanded to include possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

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