Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein said that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is “in the crosshairs” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and that Muller is focused on him “like a laser.”
“Jared Kushner is in the crosshairs of special prosecutor Mueller’s investigation, which is focused in part on Jared Kushner like a laser,” Bernstein said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ Tuesday night.
“And there is every expectation in the White House and among lawyers that are representing other people in Mueller’s investigation that Jared Kushner has many, many strikes lining up against him in the Mueller investigation,” Bernstein continued.
The legendary reporter’s comments come after reports that Kushner had his security clearance downgraded from top secret to secret late last week.
The Hill added:
The Washington Post also reported Tuesday that foreign officials have discussed how to use Kushner’s business interests and lack of foreign policy experience to their advantage.
Kushner handles a broad range of responsibilities in the Trump administration, including negotiating Middle East peace.
Bernstein said Kushner’s financial dealings while in the White House, and the issues surrounding his security clearance, could become a focus of Mueller’s probe, which is focused on Russian interference in the 2016 election.