Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing the business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and adviser, as part of the investigation into Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported.
Kushner has agreed to talk to the Senate Intelligence committee and is expected to discuss these matters with the Senate intelligence staff, though the timing is still being worked out. The special counsel's office did not respond to a request for comment on the report.
Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told the Washington Post "we don't know what this report refers to".
Mercedes Schlapp questioned whether some of the lawyers hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the Trump-Russia investigation are truly neutral.
'He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry'. Kushner is believed to have asked Kislyak about setting up a secure communications back channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.
"I think he's weighing that option", he said of Trump.
Two senior intelligence officials, Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, and Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller as early as this week.
Comey also said Trump repeatedly sought assurances that he wasn't a target of the Russian Federation investigation.
CNN reported that Mueller has brought in a team of professional investigators and top experts which include seasoned attorneys, who have distinguished themselves in their career and, have represented American companies in court and have also been involved on several cases like that of Enron Fraud scandal and Watergate. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last month, citing the Russian Federation investigation as the reason.
The officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
But Comey suggested he expected Mueller would look into whether Trump's efforts to intervene in the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry amounted to obstruction of justice.
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.
But days later he said in an NBC interview that he had made a decision to fire Comey before getting their input and he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he did it.
Kushner's lawyer denied the latest allegations on Thursday in a statement.
Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.