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Seething Trump blames son-in-law Jared Kushner for Mueller's widening probe, report says

04 November 2017

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has turned over documents to special counsel Robert Mueller and investigators are asking questions about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Kushner, 36, who is married to President Trump's daughter Ivanka, voluntarily turned over the documents - which had been previously presented to congressional investigators - to Mueller's team "in recent weeks".

But sources close to the investigation say Kushner is not yet a target of the investigation.

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Mr Trump continued to dismiss the indictments as "fake news" after their release, and attempted to shift the focus to Hillary Clinton's dealings with Russian Federation.

Comey's firing ultimately led Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Mueller as the special counsel.

When Roger Stone recently told Trump that Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed, according to someone familiar with the conversation.

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Former White House staff members-whether encamped at Breitbart News or anywhere else-are constrained by 18 USC 207, which governs "restrictions on former officers, employees, and elected officials of the executive and legislative branches".

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history", Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign operative, told Vanity Fair.

Lawyers for Mr. Kushner, White House officials and a special counsel spokesman, all declined to comment on CNN's report.

The FBI is looking into possible obstruction of justice in the termination of Comey, who led the Russian Federation probe before Mueller took over. The former advisor added, " I would say [Kushner] should go back to real estate in NY.

They appeared in federal court in Washington on Thursday.

Seething Trump blames son-in-law Jared Kushner for Mueller's widening probe, report says