Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are now investigating Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son in law, and White House senior adviser, and Kushner’s possible involvement in the controversy surrounding a UN resolution that passed in last December, condemning Israeli settlement construction.
Prior to the UN resolution, Trump, who was President-Elect at the time, wanted the US to veto the resolution, saying it was ““extremely unfair to all Israelis.”
The US abstained from vetoing the resolution, and it was passed a few days later by the UN Security Council. Mueller is investigating reports that several Israeli officials reached out to officials in Trump’s transition team, including Kushner and former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
Mueller and his team are also looking into meetings and communication between foreign leaders and Trump’s transitional team, which Kushner had a role in facilitating.
Kushner held two meetings with Russian officials prior to Trump taking the office of President, one with Sergey Kislyak, former Russian Ambassador, and another with the chairman of a state-owned Russian bank, Sergey Gorkov. Another meeting with a Russian lawyer claiming to have potentially damning information on then Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was attended by Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
A third aspect of Mueller’s investigation of Kushner involves Kushner’s role in President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director, James Comey. Kushner’s team gave documents related to that piece of the investigation to Mueller’s team earlier this month. For his part, Kushner has denied any and all wrongdoing.
Given the continued pressure being put on Kushner, and how he seems to be involved in several facets of the investigation, it is hard to believe that the First Son In Law hasn’t done something unethical or downright illegal. Kushner is simply too close to too many of Trump’s sketchy dealings to be truly innocent.