Mueller Examines Kushner's Role In Israel Talks


It has been six months since news broke that investigators were looking into Jared Kushner's meetings with foreign officials as part of their broad probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. The measure criticized Israel for its policies of building on West Bank land it conquered in the 1967 war that the Palestinians claim for eventual statehood.

He also contacted Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, whose country had drafted the resolution, and persuaded him to postpone the vote, according to the Wall Street Journal. The vote took place in December 2016 - after Donald Trump was elected on a strongly pro-Israel platform but before he was inaugurated.

A day before the United Nations security council unanimously passed the resolution, Trump said it "should be vetoed". Trump, then president-elect, issued a number of tweets on the matter.

Federal examiners are also inspecting Kushner's role in obstructing a United Nations intent that would have censured Israel for constructing arrangements in the challenged enclaves according to the Wall Street journal and if Kushner counseled Trump to eliminate Comey.

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Vanity Fair reported on Tuesday that Kushner's role as an aide to President Father-in-Law has been significantly cut down, thanks to a series of missteps and the guidance of chief of staff John Kelly, who had no patience for Kushner. Kushner, who met with more than 100 officials in that time period, said he had four meetings with Russians.

After the indictments against Gates and Manafort were unsealed, Kushner reportedly asked a friend, "Do you think they'll get the president?" In an 11-page statement issued in July, Kushner said that he and Gorkov did not discuss sanctions or his family real-estate business in their brief-sit down at the end of previous year, but Mueller's team has reportedly questioned those around Kushner regarding the meeting. She was the Kremlin-linked attorney Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort met with at the family's NY tower in June 2016 to possibly obtain political opposition research on Hillary Clinton.

Trump is also said to resent Kushner's advice to back losing Republican Alabama senate primary candidate Luther Strange, along with the advice to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.