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Mueller 'looking into Jared Kushner's contacts with Israel'

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to the president, is believed to be a major target of the Mueller probe
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Muller is reportedly looking into Kushner's connections to other foreign leaders during transition period

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing senior White House adviser Jared Kushner's contacts with Israel during the Trump presidential transition as part of the investigation into allegations of collusion with foreign powers by the Trump team, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Mueller's chief concerns are the reported overtures made in December 2016 by Israeli figures to Kushner and other senior staffers on Trump's transition team concerning a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The resolution demanded that "Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem" after the outgoing administration of President Barack Obama abstained and refused to veto it in a momentous departure from usual US policy.

Muller is reportedly investigating Kushner's meetings with other foreign leaders and looking into possible charges he was involved in the firing of former FBI director James Comey. 

Multiple reports stated that Kushner encouraged US President Donald Trump to fire James Comey, which led, ultimately, to the opening of an investigation into the matter.

 

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What a joke. Mueller goes from one thing to another. Some wonder why Trump doesn’t fire him... it is because Trump is too smart for that. Give them (Mueller) enough rope and they will eventually hang themselves. What an embarrassment to the country. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

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