Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald trump volunteered to answer questions from members of the Senate Committee on intelligence about his alleged ties with Russia. On Monday, March 27, CNN reports with reference to press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.
“Throughout the election campaign and during the transition period Kouchner officially had contact with foreign governments and officials. Given this fact, he volunteered to speak with members of the Senate Committee, but has not yet received any notification about the meeting,” said Spicer.
The Committee, in turn, said that Kouchner agreed to the conversation about Russian interference in American elections. “We expect that he will be able to provide answers to our key questions,” Reuters, joint statement of the head of Committee the Senator-Republican Richard Barr and his colleagues from the Democratic party of mark Warner.
Earlier on March 27, it was reported that the senators plan to ask Kouchner about his meetings with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, the head of the Russian Vnesheconombank, which in 2014 is in the American sanctions list.
On 20 March, the Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), James Comey said US intelligence agencies will investigate the information on the relationship of trump and alleged Russian intervention in the American elections.
In February, The New York Times published an article in which, with reference to sources in diplomatic circles it was argued that the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump was in contact with senior officials of Russian intelligence. This, according to the authors, evidenced by the phone records and intercepted calls.
Trump any political or business ties with Russia denies.