Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating business and financial dealings of White House aide Jared Kushner, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Trump, who on Friday confirmed he's being investigated by the Special Counsel, has dismissed the Russian Federation investigation as a "witch hunt".
Among them are James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee, both of whom Mueller brought over from his old firm, WilmerHale.
Cullen, who supported Trump's rival Jeb Bush during the race for the Republican presidential nomination, also represented Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican and former majority leader of the US House of Representatives, during the investigation into corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
"That is a great, great team of complete professionals, so let's let him do his job", former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, told ABC News. Mueller, who is investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice, will also be probing Kushner's business dealings and finances.
In a series of statements on Twitter Thursday, Trump called Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.
The report comes as the investigation closes in on other members of Trump's inner-most circle. Trump's longtime personal lawyer and business associate, Michael Cohen, has been asked to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in September.
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Spicer had said that Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president. Rosenstein would not answer questions Tuesday about his role in Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, May 9.
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Law enforcement sources tell CNN that the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale obstruction investigation.
With Thursday's reporting, the investigation into Kushner - Trump's son-in-law and most trusted advisor - appears to have escalated yet again, and it's destroying the myth perpetuated by Trump and his allies that there is nothing to see here. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.
The former director of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, is scheduled to appear June 21 in an open session before the House of Representatives' intelligence committee, which is looking into Russian activity during the 2016 US election campaign. In a statement, the National Security Agency said it "will fully cooperate with the special counsel", but declined to comment further.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, reacting to the news stories that prompted the Trump tweets, blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for leaking information regarding the president, which he called "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". President Trump sat the two of them down and demanded they stop leaking damaging information about each other, Raw Story reports. Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump attend a news conference at the White House in Washington, US, March 17, 2017. "And in fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".