The new focus beyond Russian Federation, and on the finances of President Donald Trump's family members, may cross a red line for Trump.
CNN is reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's finances.
As reported, the son of the American President Donald trump, head of the office of innovation at the White house Jared Kushner reaffirms his meetings with the Russians, but denies the conspiracy.
Of particular interest is Kushner's meetings just after the election with the chairman of Anbang Insurance, a Chinese company that purchased a stake in the Kushner Companies property at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This interest has caused an expansion of the investigation, which will now look at Kushner's conversations with foreign business leaders, and his efforts to encourage them to invest in his family's organization.
It wasn't immediately known what Mueller hopes to find out about Kushner's contacts with foreign investors.
The investigation team is yet to contact Kushner Companies.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly expanding his probe to the business dealings of a key Trump family member unrelated to Russian Federation, a move that President Trump has said would cross a "red line".
Before he joined the administration, Mr. Kushner divested from that property and others, which were sold to a family trust from which he does not benefit, CNN reported.
He later added that such a move by Mueller would be a "violation" of his mandate. Mueller has a broad mandate - he was directed not only to investigate any links or coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, but also "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation".
"I can't answer that question because I don't think it's going to happen", he said.