Jared Kushner Gets Bad News After GOP Senator Reuses To Release Secret Testimony
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors in July, could be dragged into a public grilling on Capitol Hill after the GOP chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said that he would not share Kushner’s previous testimony with other committees.
“We don’t hand out transcripts,” Burr said, according to CNN. “No.”
Now, Ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), are threatening to force Kushner to testify in a public hearing if the transcripts are not released, CNN reports.
The Senators said that Kushner would not be forced to testify if they were permitted to review his transcripts from the Intelligence Committee testimony.
However, since Sen. Burr has refused to let the Judiciary Committee review the testimony, Kushner could find himself facing angry senators in an open hearing.
“Those committees have not provided us with transcripts of any of their other witness interviews,” Grassley and Feinstein wrote in a letter to Kushner.
“If you are able to secure for the Committee copies of the transcripts from Mr. Kushner’s other interviews, then please provide them and we will consider whether the transcript satisfies the needs of our investigation.”
Kushner is also facing a Monday deadline to turn over documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee has requested Kushner’s correspondence with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and records of his discussions with WikiLeaks, which was used to disseminate information about Hillary Clinton that was stolen by Russian hackers during the 2016 campaign.