Carl Bernstein: Mueller focused on Kushner 'like a laser'

Carl Bernstein: Mueller focused on Kushner 'like a laser'
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Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein claimed Tuesday night that White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHillicon Valley: Lawmakers press China over trade secrets | Google to fight M EU fine | How the record fine is shaking the tech industry | Dems launch probe into White House security clearances Dems launch probe of White House security clearance process Dem senator: 'Putin had something on' Trump which may account for 'plainly false' statements MORE is “in the crosshairs” of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation after the White House adviser had his security clearance downgraded.

“Jared Kushner is in the crosshairs of special prosecutor Mueller’s investigation, which is focused in part on Jared Kushner like a laser,” Bernstein said on CNN's “Anderson Cooper 360.” 

“And there is every expectation in the White House and among lawyers that are representing other people in Mueller’s investigation that Jared Kushner has many, many strikes lining up against him in the Mueller investigation,” the Watergate reporter continued.


Kushner, who is also President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over' Former NYPD commander claims Trump got special treatment for gun licenses Colbert starts petition for Cardi B to give State of the Union rebuttal MORE's son-in-law, had his security clearance downgraded from top secret to secret late last week, according to multiple reports.

The Washington Post also reported Tuesday that foreign officials have discussed how to use Kushner's business interests and lack of foreign policy experience to their advantage.

Kushner handles a broad range of responsibilities in the Trump administration, including negotiating Middle East peace.

Bernstein said Kushner's financial dealings while in the White House, and the issues surrounding his security clearance, could become a focal point of Mueller's probe, which is focused on Russian interference in the 2016 election.