Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner’s lawyer mistakenly forwarded a letter to CNN on Thursday that revealed Kushner hid the existence of his personal email account from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), chairs of the committee, sent Kushner a letter via his attorney Abbe Lowell on Thursday that asked him to check that the documents he turned over to the committee included those from the personal email address.
“The Committee was concerned to learn of this additional email account from the news media, rather than from you, in your closed staff interview,” Burr and Warner wrote.
“Please confirm that the document production that you made to the committee … included the additional ‘personal email account’ described to the news media, as well as all other email accounts messaging apps, or similar communications channels you may have used.”
The letter was leaked after CNN received it from the same prankster that tricked Lowell into believing he was Kushner.
According to CNN, Lowell mistakenly sent the prankster the letter after his email auto-filled the email address of the prankster’s fake Kushner account.
In a statement to CNN, Lowell tried to downplay Burr and Warner’s request.
“It is perfectly normal that the committees would want to make sure that they received all pertinent records,” he said. “We did review this account at the time and there were no responsive or relevant documents there. The committee was so informed when documents were produced and there is no issue here.”
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