Russian probe looks into Jared Kushner's businesses

However, the Post's newest dispatch is the first time that it has been specifically reported that the FBI is investigating Kushner's business practices.

The officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

During the meeting at Trump Tower with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, Kushner reportedly floated the possibility of establishing a back-channel line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russia.

The White House has said the latter session was a diplomatic encounter that occurred before Trump's inauguration in January. However, the Post noted the meeting took place at a time when Kushner's company sought finance for its troubled $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY.

These investigations are still in their early stages and it is uncertain whether any charges will ever be brought.

Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's role in the 2016 election. Gorelick pointed out that Kushner has volunteered to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is leading one of the congressional Russian Federation investigations.

Kushner has given no public comments on these matters, preferring to let attorneys speak for him.

On June 15, officials disclosed that the DOJ probe was investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.

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In an early-morning tweetstorm, Trump blasted the investigation as a "witch hunt" and a "phony story". "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.

In December 2016, Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in New York City. Comey was leading the investigation into Russian Federation.

Kushner is expected to meet the Senate Intelligence Committee sometime this month.

Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest.

Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Gorelick said.

"And so he was reluctant to make the statement that I made", Comey said.

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