Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings
20 June, 2017, 01:34 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", he wrote on Twitter.
In another tweet, Trump called it "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"
The new development Thursday appears to be that the inquiry has shifted to Mueller.
"It would be a catastrophic mistake, but he doesn't have the authority to do it", Republican senator Susan Collins of ME told reporters. Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller.
A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined to comment, and so did a representative for the director of National Intelligence.
The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.
After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump said that Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation.
That suggests Mueller is examining the president's own conduct, which may include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.
Jared Kushner's business dealings and finances are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the Washington Post reports. The paper cited unidentified officials familiar with the matter.
Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's attorney, told the Post that they did not know what the latest report refers to. "Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry".
Trump also red his own lawyer last month for probes by a special counsel and congressional committees. Comey confirmed that in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. Coats later told lawmakers he never felt pressured to intervene.
As counter-programming to the Russian Federation narrative consuming the White House, Jared Kushner's Office of American Innovation has been talking up "Infrastructure Week" and "Workforce Week" to generate some momentum on bipartisan issues that might put some points on the scoreboard for his father-in-law and boss, President Donald Trump. "It will be a closed hearing", Adam Schiff of California, the panel's top Democrat, told reporters. The FBI is also looking into the financial activity of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page, the Post says, and all of them have been cut loose from team Trump.
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". However, the Post noted the meeting took place at a time when Kushner's company sought finance for its troubled $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY.
The Cavs are working on multi-team trade scenarios in their efforts to land Jimmy Butler , according to ESPN's Marc Stein . And if and when they land Butler, the C's will then focus their attention on impending free agent Gordon Hayward .
Spicer held another off-camera briefing today, but this time audio was not recorded. "No decisions have been made". In late May, Michael Dubke resigned as White House communications director after three months on the job.
Miguel Cabrera , who hit a game-winning homer in the ninth inning on Thursday, was the designated hitter Friday against the Rays . Along with placing Martinez on the DL, the team also called up catcher/first baseman John Hicks from Triple-A Toledo.
Irving, as a perimeter player, is less important defensively than Love, who plays center in some of the Cavaliers' best lineups. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win the title, capping a brilliant 15-1 post-season run.
The company has 30 stores where customers can be custom measured for their clothes, and also mini-stores at Nordstrom. Analysts have noted that that the acquisition could have major strategic rewards for both Walmart and Bonobos.
Paul George informed the Pacers on Sunday of his pending decision to leave IN when his unrestricted free agency hits IN 2018. This past season with the Pacers , George averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists, leading IN to the playoffs.
The deciding factor will probably be Louisiana Democrat Cedric Richmond, who may be the best to have ever played in the game. Votes were canceled in the House on Wednesday, but on Thursday they were taking place.
The program offers renewable two-year periods of protection from deportation and also makes recipients eligible for work permits. The decision was noted at the bottom of an administration statement announcing the end of another Obama-era immigration program.
Despite reports to the contrary, Miles Teller is denying he was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication. He was carted off to a detox center "based on him not being able to care for his own safety", Hernandez said.
You are all inciting terrorists! The play continued where it left off after both protesters were escorted from the theater space. Filming her was Jack Posobiec , a former Rebel employee , who screamed at the crowed, "You're all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels! ".
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Some of them will hit 60, some of them will do 30, some will do checkboarding and their games will look wonderful . Original Xbox backward compatibility was one of the highlights of Xbox E3 2017 press conference.
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