Quantcast

Will Trump's Son-In-Law Be Indicted In Russian Probe?

President Trump’s son-in-law will face criminal charges in the Russian collusion investigation, according to Howard Dean.

The former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman made the prediction Sunday on MSNBC. “I expect there’s a good likelihood Jared Kushner will be indicted for money laundering,” he said. “And then we’re going to have to see how far this Russian business goes.”

Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is the husband of Ivanka Trump, who also works in the West Wing as an unpaid assistant to her father. The Huffington Post reported that Kushner has not fully revealed his contacts with a Russian businessman who allegedly helped finance the Kremlin’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. The oligarch may have been involved in the spread of “fake news” in social media that harmed Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

A bank and the oil and gas firm Gazprom, each of which Russia’s government controls, invested large amounts of money in Facebook and Twitter. The money passed from the Kremlin through Russian tech mogul Yuri Milner, according to leaked documents that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released Sunday. The Guardian reported that Milner also funded a New York City business that Kushner and his brother own. The president's son-in-law did not disclose the financial arrangement when he became a White House aide.

Alexander Vershbow, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, said Milner is known for financing “pet political projects” of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The Paradise Papers, the documents that the journalists’ organization published, also indicated that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross did not report his investments in businesses owned by Putin associates.

According to HuffPost, Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Kushner for failing to describe his links to Russia on his application for top-level security clearance. The White House adviser did not mention his ties to Milner when he told the Senate Intelligence Committee in July: “I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector.”

Kushner also has not acknowledged his presence at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, where Donald Trump Jr. tried to obtain incriminating information about Clinton from a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer. In December last year, shortly after the election, Kushner reportedly sat down with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in an attempt to set up a secret, “back-channel” line of communication between the incoming Trump administration and the Russian government. Later that month, the son-in-law met with Sergey Gorkov, the head of a government-owned Russian company.

During the MSNBC interview, Dean said former national security adviser Michael Flynn is also likely to face charges in the Russian investigation. “The next step is going to be the Trump family itself,” he said, referring to Kushner. Mueller’s legal team is looking into allegations that Russian operatives tampered with the election, with the Trump campaign’s help. The special counsel also is trying to determine whether the president attempted to obstruct justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey in May, then admitted he took the action to thwart the bureau’s Russian probe.

Source: HuffPost
Photo: YouTube

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

With the internet, parenting critics are lurking everywhere. Mommy and daddy shaming are quite common these days, so anyone posting anything on...

Many people remember the scenes in the 1990 film, 'Pretty Woman', in which Julia Roberts walks into a fancy Rodeo Drive shop looking to buy a...

British actor Daniel Craig appeared at the 71st British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday to present the Best Film...

Life tends to sneak by on us a lot quicker than we realize. Along the way, there are moments when some questions that you never thought of before...

As part of the burgeoning Harvey Weinstein scandal, an amazing aside has developed right with it. The disgraced Hollywood mogul has been a...

Latest Fab Stories

If you're a parent who has ever been on a parenting messaging forum, you know that there are a few hot-button issues that will get everyone and...

In a horrific case of child abuse, parents who nearly killed their son by the time he was six weeks old have been sentenced to 10 years in prison...

Aliona Savchenko, a German figure skater, made her fifth appearance at the Olympics in PyeongChang. After a stunning performance, the decorated 34...

During the 2016 election, Omarosa Manigault-Newman came off as a huge supporter of Donald Trump, and continued to defend the President as if he...

An American Airlines travel agent working at Sacramento International Airport in California was checking in two teens, but she sensed immediately...