U.S. Investigators: Kushner Got Emails From WikiLeaks, Russia During 2016 Campaign
President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been accused of withholding crucial information from Senate investigators, including emails from WikiLeaks and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, sources with the investigation told CNN.
Following the revelation, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter requesting more information related to Kushner security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, CNN reports.
The two senators specifically requested all communications related to Michael Flynn’s termination as national security adviser and any emails between the two that contain keywords such as “Clinton,” “WikiLeaks” and “Putin.”
They wrote there are missing documents, such as emails to Kushner on WikiLeaks and a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” that Kushner forwarded to another campaign official.
Finally, the senators requested documents related to Kushner’s security clearance.
The spotlight on Kushner’s security clearance form has become a focus in the Russia investigation as congressional committees try to determine whether any inappropriate meetings or contacts occurred between Russian officials and Trump associates during the campaign season.
In a statement to Congress in July, Kushner downplayed the significance of those meetings, saying they occurred during the normal course of a campaign and transition period.
“With respect to my contacts with Russia or Russian representatives during the campaign, there were hardly any,” Kushner said.
U.S. investigators, however, are not buying his story.