Jared Kushner Under Investigation By Special Counsel: Wapo

It must have been a slow news day for the Washington Post as the paper of record appears to be regurgitating the same headline it already reported nearly a month ago. In any event, WaPo would like you to know that more anonymous sources, presumably from Special Counsel Mueller's team  (expect another furious Trump tweet in response) have leaked more details to the media, according to which Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is now being investigated by Mueller for potential ties to the 'Russian interference' scandal.

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, as part of the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials familiar with the matter.

 

FBI agents and federal prosecutors have also been examining the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign policy adviser for the campaign.


Wait, didn't we already know this? Well yes: this seems to be pretty much the same headline that both the Washington Post and NBC ran nearly a month ago (see "Jared Kushner "Under FBI Scrutiny" In Russia Probe: NBC") and provides no additional details on why Kushner may be a person of interest in the investigation. Here is what NBC reported, and Wapo confirmed, on May 25th:

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.

 

Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.

 

The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau's sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but on the cusp of the Trump family circle. The Washington Post first reported last week that a senior White House official close to Trump was a "person of interest," but did not name the person.

While not discussed by the WaPo, perhaps the bigger issue here is that there now appear to be virtually daily leaks coming directly from Mueller's team.  Which, if true, would put his team's motives, if not credibility, into question as a result of leaks intent on adversely impacting the administration they're investigating. 

Meanwhile, when asked for comment, Kushner's lawyer apparently told the Washington Post he had no idea what they were even referring to.

“We do not know what this report refers to,” said Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer for Kushner. “It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russia. Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry.”

Another day, another headline and yet - still no facts and no evidence of wrongdoing. 

Comments

Croesus Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:12 Permalink

@ Trump:

Dump the peckerhead, already. You don't need the Kosher Nostra's water boy mucking things up. (((Tribal affiliations))) will be your downfall, man.

chunga Art Van Delay Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:03 Permalink

For you people who don't know this piece of shit idiot account is the same as the altrightgirl account that spams the shitty westerndaly malware website, all the accounts use the deceptive practice of spelling their names a little differenty with dashes and spaces moved slightly.Tyler (moar likely the new management that poses as Tyler)  can't figure this out or doesn't care but it sure drags ZH down a few notches because it goes on all the time. It's pure fraud.

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GUS100CORRINA CheapBastard Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:59 Permalink

Jared Kushner Under Investigation By Special Counsel: WapoMy response: It is good to see that WAPO is on top of things. Now the real DAMN question: HOW THE HELL IS THE HRC INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING COMING ALONG???WHEN I SEE THINGS LIKE THIS KNOWING DAMN WELL THAT WE HAVE CAREER CRIMINALS LIKE HRC WALKING AROUND LIKE "SAINTS". IT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH. Everyday, I loose a little more respect for my COUNTRY.I hate where all of this is headed!!!!!!!My personal suggestion to GOD of the BIBLE: LEVEL AMERICA'S FINANCIAL SYSTEM NOW!!!I feel like JONAH when GOD told him to go deliver a message of repentance to "PAGAN" NINEVEH.Sadly, the only way this will end is with divine intervention. I personnally am NOT looking forward to it.

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SmittyinLA Croesus Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:43 Permalink

No shit, he's (Kushner) carrying Jamie Gorelick baggage (trillions in mortgage fraud and Fannie Mae debt) and billions more in green energy fraud debt (Abengoa)

Gorelick is also the ghost owner of WAPO the fake news proliferation leakers fav venue. Jeff Bezos is just her WAPO beard (no gay pun intended Jeff).

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G-R-U-N-T CheapBastard Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:04 Permalink

Keep in mind, the MSM and the 'career criminal' are anti-American, this is what we're witnessing. They hate America so much they'll willing to incite violence to usher in Statism at any cost! Honestly, these are people who would have to die and be born again before they would ever change, their corruption runs that deep, IMHO.

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Rehab Willie Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:21 Permalink

Washington Post has a direct feed into Meuller's office and can listen in on everything that is said.  In fact, they got the whole WH, Capitol and evrywhere else feeding them 24 hour anonymous sourced news.  All financed by the alphabet soup agencies and Bezos, leg work provided by the Awan brother and @DWStweets/DNC/DCCC/Crowdstrike

victoriamproletari Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:21 Permalink

To preface my comment, pretty sure ZH colludes with Russia to.implant annoying pop ups.In all seriousness, doesn't anyone see that either candidate could be fund to have colluded with Russia is we review their campaign finance records? The proof is there for either of them. Yet we don't look. Why? Because this is a show trial to distract us fr9m real issues that the NWO is pushing. Trump is in on it like any president would be. The puppet is the position itselfOr.you can suck his dick and be one side of the divide and conquer paradigm. Dumbasses.

SillySalesmanQ… Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:27 Permalink

How many "special investigations" of how many people, how many things, by how many special prosecutors, by special, select committees, multiplied by four and divided by two, are going on....?!

I guess Hillary, isn't "special" enough...

Greekziqrius Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:28 Permalink

More investigations, more leaks, more probes, more right/left infighting. Americans can't process all this info, that's why every time you watch the news, something is always BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!! THIS JUST IN!!!!!!!!!!!! This is psychology 101, it allows for older info to be forgotten and filled with the new info.

az_patriot Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:31 Permalink

Aside from the fact that all this is a stupid witch hunt, just WHERE were Mueller and all these law-and-order operatives when Obama was gutting the constitution and Hillary was processing classified information on a private server?  WHERE??