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

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE is interested in Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump discussed sending infected Americans to Guantanamo Bay: book NYC voters set to decide Vance's replacement amid Trump probe Kushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 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 TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster 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.

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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.