Senior White House staffer and son-in-law to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner is scheduled to meet within the next two weeks with staff members for the Senate Intelligence Committee for a fact-finding inquiry ahead of a possible round of questioning before the committee.
Talking Points Memo said that NBC reported the news Thursday evening in the wake of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey for the committee.
NBC News: Jared Kushner will meet with Senate Intelligence Committee staffers mid-month, two sources tell NBC's @kasie Hunt
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 8, 2017
BREAKING ON NBC: Jared Kushner will meet with Senate Intel staff mid-month, 1st step in agmt to also provide docs & take senator qs
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 8, 2017
The Intelligence Committee is deep into its investigation into whether Pres. Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian operatives to meddle in the outcome of the 2016 election. Kushner has come under scrutiny for failing to disclose his meetings with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
Kushner’s meetings with a Russian bank have also come under fire. The Vnesheconombank Bank has deep ties to the Kremlin, Russian Pres. Putin and that country’s wealthy oligarch class.