Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating whether the Trump administration’s Middle East policy has been swayed by money from the United Arab Emirates and whether this money inspired President Trump to endorse a UAE- and Saudi-led blockade against Qatar. Mueller is reportedly focusing on businessman George Nader, an adviser to the ruler of the United Arab Emirates, who frequently visited the White House last year. Reports have surfaced that Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s father directly asked Qatar’s minister of finance to invest in the Kushner Companies’ critically distressed property, 666 Fifth Avenue. Qatar refused to invest in the property. That was in April 2017. Only one month later, Jared Kushner encouraged the Trump administration to back the Saudis and Emiratis in the blockade against Qatar, despite the opposition of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.