Mueller looking into Kushner's contacts with Israeli officials

Mueller looking into Kushner's contacts with Israeli officials

President Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner told an executive from CNN's parent company earlier this year that the news organization should fire 20 percent of its staff over its coverage of the 2016 election, according to a new report. The measure criticized Israel for its policies of building on West Bank land it conquered in the 1967 war that the Palestinians claim for eventual statehood.

The Journal reported Tuesday that Mueller's team is probing Kushner's involvement in an attempt to thwart a United Nations (UN) resolution passed in December 2016 that condemned Israel for its presence in Judea and Samaria.

Federal examiners are also inspecting Kushner's role in obstructing a United Nations intent that would have censured Israel for constructing arrangements in the challenged enclaves according to the Wall Street journal and if Kushner counseled Trump to eliminate Comey.

The Journal reports that Israeli officials reached out to several top officials involved in Trump's transition, including Kushner and former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, and that Mueller's probe is asking questions about those overtures.

Days after Comey was dismissed, Trump justified his firing during an interview with NBC News: "I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".

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Jared Kushner's name has become a fixture in the sweeping Russian Federation probe in recent weeks.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is shifting his focus as he inspects scrutinizing conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russian Federation and if Trump barricaded justice when he deposed Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Coney.

The Washington Post reported earlier this year that Mueller was looking into the Kushner's business dealings and finances.

Kushner has already come under scrutiny for his contacts with foreigners, including meetings with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, who heads a state-run bank. The firing, reportedly recommended by Kushner, could have constituted obstruction of justice.

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