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Friday, May 26, 2017

Jared Kushner, Trump Adviser And Son-In-Law, Reported Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Probe

Multiple news sources reported on Thursday evening that the FBI is closely examining Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner as a person of interest in its ongoing investigation of Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election and related matters. Investigators are scrutinizing an extensive series of meetings that Kushner held with Russians, according to those news outlets, which quoted sources close to the probe.

The naming of Kushner follows a story that appeared in the Washington Post last week, which reported that a “senior White House official close to the president” had become an important focus of the investigation. Much speculation ensued that the high-level staffer might in fact be Kushher — who failed to report his post-election meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Sergey Gorkov, a Russian banker with close ties to the Kremlin and its intelligence services.…

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How Felix Sater — Former Mob-linked Hustler And Ex-Trump Adviser — Sought To ‘Protect’ Ukraine’s Nuclear Plants

The saga of Felix Sater — a twice-convicted one-time Mafia associate, real estate developer, sometime partner and former “senior adviser” to Donald Trump — continues to grow more complicated and bizarre. Details have now emerged of a second attempted diplomatic intervention by Sater, supposedly to prevent a possible nuclear power plant conflagration in Ukraine.

In a recent investigation for DC Report, (reprinted here by The National Memo), I explored a series of controversial financial transactions that involved Sater and another former Trump Organization associate named Daniel Ridloff, which involved accusations that the two men had absconded with nearly $43 million from the sale of an Ohio shopping mall to Neil Bush, son and brother of the former presidents.…

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