What we learned this week about the Russian Federation probe

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's finances and business dealings are allegedly being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller according to a new report

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's finances and business dealings are allegedly being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller according to a new report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, as part of the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials familiar with the matter.

After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump said that Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation. "Witch Hunt", the president said on Twitter.

The subsequent memo from the deputy attorney general was a blistering critique of Comey's handling of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

"The President is not under investigation by the special counsel", Jay Sekulow said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press".

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Mr. Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the U.S election in favour of Mr. Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March.

Pence - along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Kushner, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Donald McGahn - was one of the advisers the president consulted as he made his decision to fire Comey. The Democratic National Committee called on Mr Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter, but also said authority over the investigation should be given to Mr Mueller and not another Trump appointee.

The Post reported that FBI agents and federal prosecutors are also looking into the financial dealings of Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign policy adviser Carter Page.

A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. "It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russian Federation". While the Trump administration initially said that letter was the reason the president fired Comey on May 9, Trump later said he did so because of the "Russia thing". Pence has hired Richard Cullen, a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations, his office said on Thursday.

Koepka caps record week with Open title
That would be it for Harman, who couldn't make up the ground and finished tied for second at 12-under par after shooting even par. Open to conclude on 12-under 276, down one place into a two-way T2, four adrift of champion Brooks Koepka , who shot 67.

Rosenstein wrote a memo in May to Trump strongly criticizing FBI Director James Comey's performance.

The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

A defiant Trump at multiple points Thursday expressed frustration with reports about that development, tweeting he is the subject of "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". Last month, news surfaced that Kushner may have discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Kislyak.

Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels
And Hammond described the divorce bill figures being bandied around in Brussels as "the most egregious pre-negotiation posturing". On Sunday, the International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, flew to Washington DC on his first trade trip since the election .

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    Koepka carried a one-stroke lead into the back nine after a birdie at No. 8, but quickly fell back into a tie with Harman. A chip on the fourth nearly went in, but then trickled back to 4 feet and he blocked the par putt to the right.

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