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The NYTimes has a story this morning on Jared Kushner being summoned before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions on his meetings with Russian officials and Kremlin-linked businessmen. Key highlights:

  • The White House got a heads up earlier this month on potential questions about Kushner's meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
  • Kushner also apparently met with Sergey Gorkov, who heads up Obama-sanctioned Vnesheconombank.
  • WH spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed these meetings, but said Kusher "isn't trying to hide anything."
  • Questions for Kushner include whether he discussed personal business deals (included an over-leveraged Manhattan building), per the NYT.

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