Report: Mueller interested in Kushner’s attempts to secure foreign financing

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE is interested in Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerKim Kardashian thanks Trump, Kushner for helping efforts to free A$AP Rocky from Swedish jail EXCLUSIVE: Career officials rebut claims of White House interference in security clearance process Meghan McCain calls Trump rally 'really dystopian' MORE’s attempts to secure foreign financing for his real estate company during the presidential transition, CNN reported on Monday.

Mueller, who is leading the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow, is reportedly asking about Kushner's discussions with potential foreign investors other than Russia. Kushner is President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces new hit on deficit The Memo: Fears of violence grow amid Trump race storm House gears up for Mueller testimony MORE’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

This is the first indication that Mueller is looking beyond Kushner’s contacts with Russia as part of the investigation, according to CNN.


It had been previously reported that Mueller was looking into Kushner’s contacts with Moscow, his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his role in the Trump campaign's data analytics operation.

One of the meetings reportedly being explored by Mueller is a Nov. 16, 2016, meeting between Kushner and the executives of a Chinese conglomerate that was considering investing in 666 Fifth Avenue — the flagship property of the Kushner family real estate empire. But efforts to secure money from the Chinese company, which also owns the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, ultimately failed.

The other Kushner meeting of interest to Mueller is one that took place with a Qatari investor in an effort to secure financing for the same property, but that deal also stalled, according to CNN.