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Jared Kushner failed to make full disclosure of files

Jared Kushner failed to make full disclosure of files

Senate judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 election.

Among other things, investigators want to know if Kushner knew during the 2016 campaign that Russian Federation was hacking Democratic e-mails in an effort to help Trump and whether he tried to create a secret back channel between the Trump White House and the Kremlin, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Kushner, the letter said, also forwarded to an unidentified campaign adviser e-mails from September 2016 concerning Wikileaks, the whistleblower group that published e-mails USA intelligence agencies determined Russian military intelligence had hacked from Democratic Party accounts.

Grassley and Feinstein chastised Kushner for also withholding phone records and omitting other communications mentioning people connected to the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election.

On Thursday, Grassley and Feinstein referenced "several documents that are known to exist" that Kushner did not previously turn over to the committee.

Grassley and Weinstein say in their letter that if any documents implicate Trump's executive privilege as president-and, therefore, are exempt from their investigation-that his team create a "privilege log" so they can see which documents are missing and which the president is exerting privilege over.




The two senators also requested all communications related to Flynn's termination as national security adviser and any emails between the two that contain keywords such as "Clinton", "WikiLeaks" and "Putin".

Kushner's attorney told CNN in a statement that Kushner has been "responsive" to all requests. In July, he offered a painful mea culpa for initially filing an incomplete security-clearance form, and blaming a mistake on an assistant for neglecting to mention more than 100 meetings with foreign officials, including the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. The Atlantic reported earlier this week that Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, had communicated with WikiLeaks via Twitter during the campaign and shared the first message he received from the organization with Kushner and other campaign officials.

Among those documents is a September 2016 email regarding WikiLeaks that Kushner forwarded to another campaign official.

"Likewise, other parties have produced documents concerning a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite" which Mr. Kushner also forwarded", they wrote. Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

Trump Jr.is reportedly under scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller for his contacts with WikiLeaks and Russian agents who sought to sway the election in favor of his father.

Millian, who met Trump on at least one occasion, has boasted of his ties to the former NY real estate developer and reality television star.


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