Washington( CNN) The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special attorney Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, quoting officials familiar with the matter.
The news arrives as the Justice Department continues its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration’s potential ties to Russia. The Washington Post report suggests that scrutiny has been folded into the special attorney agency, and includes Kushner’s business dealings, though it offers no detailed information about what that scrutiny is.
Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have emphasized to CNN that there is no indication Kushner is currently a target of the probe, and there are no allegations he committed any wrongdoing.