Kushner Gave Mueller Documents From Campaign, Transition

That knowledge has not held up in the past; members of Trump's administration have also made that claim, incorrectly, about the President himself.

While Kushner is not the focus of Mueller's probe, "investigators now have begun asking questions about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey", Perez said.

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump departing from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv in May.

Mueller's investigators have expressed interest in Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a White House senior adviser, as part of its probe into Russian meddling, including potential obstruction of justice in Comey's firing, sources familiar with the matter said.


Those decisions led to Mueller taking over the investigation after being appointed as special counsel.

A report from Vanity Fair suggests that Trump wasn't rattled by Mueller's takedown of former campaign manager Paul Manafort, but took issue with the fact that George Papadopoulos had struck a plea deal - and possibly wore a wire for the past several weeks.

With Manafort under house arrest, Trump is said to be angry with Kushner for making certain decisions which led to Robert Mueller becoming the head of the Russian Federation probe.

As the Kushner report was coming out, Trump called the New York Times Wednesday afternoon and told reporters Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker that, "I'm actually not angry at anybody". An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday put Mr. Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presidency. Those actions led to Mueller's appointment as special counsel. Kushner is reportedly not a target of the investigation. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has also gone on the offensive against Kusher. "Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", Nunberg said. What if it turns out the White House gig isn't working out for Jared and the president would like to see him go - even though he is famously loathe to fire family? "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress". While Kushner and those close to the White House will only say he was in favor of the decision - or, in the words of one attorney, "did not oppose it" - there are multiple sources who say that Kushner was a driver of the decision and expected it would be a political boon for the President.


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