BuzzFeed News obtained memos created during the course of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation after pursuing five separate Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.
In those memos, it was revealed that Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was recalled from vacationing with a Russian oligarch to fire Paul Manafort as the Trump campaign was struggling.
The memo said Steve “Bannon knew Kushner was on vacation off the coast of Croatia with a Russian billionaire when Bannon took over the campaign.”
“Kushner was with Wendy Deng, the Russian billionaire, and the Russian’s girlfriend,” the memo continued. “Bannon said his friends in the intelligence community said the girlfriend was ‘questionable.’”
“Bannon called Kushner and told him to come back from vacation. They had 85 days to go, no money and they needed Kushner to come back and fire Paul Manafort,” the memo stated.
New detail from the #MuellerMemos: Steve Bannon told the FBI — and an unnamed Breitbart employee — that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump vacationed with a Russian oligarch in August 2016: https://t.co/gTEhyiSGLo pic.twitter.com/sDT2LhXlx9
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) November 2, 2019