Jared Kushner Denies Collusion Ahead Of His Congressional Testimony

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

He emerged smiling to publicly declare, "All of my actions were proper".

Alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - along with Moscow's possible meddling in the USA election - are now the focus of a number of inquiries, including an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, an ex-FBI chief. The wealthy developer-turned-presidential adviser spoke privately with staff members of the Senate intelligence committee and will return to talk to the House intelligence panel Tuesday.

Kushner is to make a public statement from the White House Monday afternoon.

Her boss, communications director Anthony Scaramucci, said it was still up to Trump whether or not to sign the measure into law.

Kushner is due to testify in a closed-door hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, before appearing in front of the House equivalent tomorrow, as part of ongoing probes into Trump's dealings with Russian Federation.

"I did not collude with Russian Federation, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so", Kushner said.

He said that his initial failure to disclose the meetings on a security clearance form was due to his assistant's premature submission of a draft. Kushner cast himself as a political novice learning in real time to juggle "thousands of meetings and interactions" in a fast-paced campaign.

Perhaps President Trump made a mathematical mistake because he's just frustrated with republicans for not doing what they said they'd do.

The commission, which aims to have a response "within days" if the US law passes, would seek a public declaration by Trump that no European companies would be targeted, the newspaper reported.

His contacts with Russians are a focus of congressional investigators and for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading a separate probe into Russian election interference.

Kushner said Monday he "will continue to cooperate as I have nothing to hide".

Sen. Chris Coons of DE, a member of the Judiciary Committee, was responding to a Sunday Trump tweet that some saw as veiled message to Grassley, who spent the weekend explaining his decisions related to planned testimony from Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The committees will be particularly interested in finding out more about what went on during the now infamous meeting set up by Donnie Jr. for the goal of gaining damaging intel on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

Mr Kushner said he had not seen those emails until he was recently shown them by his lawyers.

Among the four meetings Kushner is expected to discuss one with a Russian lawyer set up by Donald Trump Jr.

"My own personal opinion, I think they've got to have a meeting and have a reconciliation one way or another".

You know, so a lot of this - you know, and this secret back channel, for example, that was supposedly said that he had created.

CBS News has confirmed American intelligence intercepted Russian reports claiming Sessions discussed "campaign related matters" with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 race.

A steady drip of information, much of it leaked to the news media, about contacts that Trump aides had with Russians has raised questions about possible collusion with Moscow, viewed by many of Trump's fellow Republicans and rival Democrats as a hostile power trying to undermine US interests around the world. "We went to audio as an experiment and now we're back on audio and video", he said on Monday. "Nothing else occurred", Kushner said. Top administration officials said the provisions infringed on the president's executive authority and tied his hands as he explores avenues of cooperation between the two former Cold War foes.

Kushner, in his statement, said the meeting lasted less than half an hour, and that he "expressed the same sentiments I had with other foreign officials I met".

Arriving for Senate Intel interview, Jared Kushner ignores question from @marykbruce on whether he regrets meeting with Russian lawyer. Donald Trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign and that is why he won.

Kushner said the emailer demanded payment in Bitcoin, an online currency. General Michael Flynn (Ret.), who became the President's National Security Advisor" was also present, Kushner said he "stated our desire for a fresh start in relations. Mr Trump Jr and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort have been asked to turn over relevant documents to the committee as well, and may be asked to testify under oath.

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