Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser, said in a statement to the Senate and House intelligence committees that he had no additional contacts with individuals who were or may have been Russian government representatives, beyond those that have already been publicly disclosed.
In an 11-page statement released Monday ahead of his closed-door interview with Senate intelligence committee staff, Kushner offers his first public accounting of what he says are his four meetings with Russians during the 2016 campaign and transition, offering previously undisclosed details of those meetings. Kushner insists in the letter that he discussed nothing improper during those meetings, which include two encounters with the Russian ambassador in Washington, a meeting with the head of a Russian state-owned bank and the June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer and others that was set up by Kushner's brother-in-law, Donald Trump Jr. Ref. CNN.
Drip, drip, drip. Why didn't they just come completely clean the day after they won the election? Okay, maybe they think that would have tainted them. So, they should have come completely clean the day President Trump was sworn in. It's a done deal at that point. The only reason I can think of is because maybe they did something that is illegal, and they know they did. In that case, there should be ramifications. If it's just because they feel this taints the election or it embarrasses them, then they have made some dumb decisions that have cost them.
Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser, made a rare public statement Monday following a meeting with Senate intelligence committee staffers, saying his answers and information he provided the committee show "All of my actions were proper" in the course of the campaign.
Standing behind a White House logo outside the West Wing, he said "I did not collude with Russia," adding "I do not know of anyone else" on the campaign who did so.
His comments outside the White House were similar to an 11-page statement released ahead of his closed-door interview with Senate intelligence committee staff. In that document, Kushner offered his first public accounting of what he says are his four meetings with Russians during the 2016 campaign and transition, offering previously undisclosed details of those meetings. Ref. CNN.
Had this administration just come clean in the beginning regarding all of their meetings none of this would be news. Now, it appears they were hiding things and this drip, is endangering anything they hope to get done.
Jared Kushner's personal email account moved to Trump Organization computers amid public scrutiny. President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump moved their personal email accounts to computers run by the Trump Organization as public scrutiny intensified over their use of private emails to conduct White House business, internet registration records show. The move, made just days after Kushner's use of a personal email account first became public, came shortly after special counsel Robert Mueller asked the White House to turn over records related to his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump associates. Ref. USAToday.
Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts
Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
This is the first indication that Mueller is exploring Kushner's discussions with potential non-Russian foreign investors, including in China. Ref. CNN.
So, in other words, Mueller didn't find anything in the Russia association that he could raise a stink about, so now he's looking into every other deal Mr. Kushner has had to try and find something? Sounds like a typical McCarthy ear witch hunt. "If you can't find anything damning, make it up." God, how I hate politics.
Jared Kushner’s White House interim security clearance downgraded amid continued FBI background checks. White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as other White House officials, have had high-level interim security clearances downgraded pending completion of full-scale background checks, government officials said Tuesday. The downgrade will limit Kushner's ability to view highly classified information, though officials familiar with the move said it will not affect Kushner's ability to do a job that includes diplomatic dealings with other countries. Ref. USAToday.