A team of investigators hired by special counsel Robert Mueller to probe Russia's campaign to influence the USA election will look at the finances and business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, according to a report.
The interest in Kushner's activities by the special counsel's office is no more extensive than the FBI's interest in his multiple roles on both the Trump campaign and transition team, which CNN reported last month.
Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's attorney, told the Post that they did not know what the latest report refers to.
Mercedes Schlapp questioned whether some of the lawyers hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the Trump-Russia investigation are truly neutral. Gorelick pointed out that Kushner has volunteered to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is leading one of the congressional Russian Federation investigations.
'He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry'.
The Post reports the other members include: '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'.
USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe.
Comey took notes after each of his nine meetings or phone calls with Trump, including one alone with the president in the Oval Office on February 14, the day after Flynn was forced to resign.
An hour later, the president took to Twitter again, tweeting: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Flynn was forced to resign for misleading administration officials about his contacts with Russia's US ambassador.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, reacting to the news stories that prompted the Trump tweets, blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for leaking information regarding the president, which he called "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Mueller, who is investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice, will also be probing Kushner's business dealings and finances.
Comey also said Trump repeatedly sought assurances that he wasn't a target of the Russian Federation investigation.
Schlapp noted on "Outnumbered" that one of the attorneys, Jeannie Rhee, represented Hillary Clinton during the FBI investigation of her private email server.
"Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it", Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News in an interview broadcast May 11.
Trump fired Comey on May 9.
Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation.
Attorney Jay Sekulow is stressing that "the president has not been and is not under investigation".