Nov 16, 2017

Kushner failed to disclose emails about Wikileaks and Russia

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Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, have written to Jared Kushner noting that he received emails last September about a "Russia backdoor overture and dinner invite" and about Wikileaks, and failed to disclose them to the committee, Politico reports.

Why it matters: Kushner has a history of not disclosing information and filling out forms incorrectly. Grassley and Feinstein wrote, "If, as you suggest, Mr. Kushner was unaware of, for example, any attempts at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, then presumably there would be few communications concerning many of the persons identified."

UPDATE: Kushner’s lawyer has released this statement: "Mr. Kushner and we have been responsive to all requests. We provided the Judiciary Committee with all relevant documents that had to do with Mr. Kushner's calls, contacts or meetings with Russians during the campaign and transition, which was the request. We also informed the committee we will be open to responding to any additional requests and that we will continue to work with White House Counsel for any responsive documents from after the inauguration. We have been in a dialogue with the committee and will continue to do so as part of Mr. Kushner's voluntary cooperation with relevant bi-partisan inquiries."

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