On Monday, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer a few questions about the Russia probe.
According to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the testimony “raises far more questions than it answers.”
Wyden questioned Kushner’s trustworthiness.
“More broadly, Kushner has repeatedly concealed information about his personal finances and meetings with foreign officials. There should be no presumption that he is telling the whole truth in this statement,” Wyden said in his own statement.
Wyden now wants Kusner to release any emails, documents and financial records he might have in relation to Russia.
“It is imperative that the public hear Jared Kushner testify in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee, under oath, and support his claims with full transparency in the form of emails, documents and financial records,” Wyden, who serves on the panel, continued.
Wyden went on to hint that Kushner’s answers were probably crafted by his lawyer in a way that provided to an “incomplete” overview of his Russian business dealings and contacts.
“His description of his financial relationships with individuals and businesses tied to Russia appears incomplete, at best. Notably, the comment ‘I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector,’ is clearly the work of a clever lawyer trying to protect his client, not someone trying to clear up questions raised by Congress and the American people,” Wyden said. “He has an obligation to be transparent with all relevant documents to back up his claims.”
Kushner made a public appearance at the White House shortly after his testimony, stating that he had nothing to do with Russia.
“Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds for my businesses. And I have been fully transparent in providing all requested information,” Kushner said.