Republican Senate Intel head satisfied Kushner didn’t lie about private email server
The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is satisfied that Jared Kushner, the White House senior advisor and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, did not mislead the committee about his private email server.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told CNN that Kushner’s lawyer had assured him that they had turned over “every email that was pertinent to the investigation.”
Kushner was caught using a private email account to conduct official federal government business. Kushner set up the email account after the contentious 2016 presidential election, when Hillary Clinton’s private email server dominated the news.
The Senate Intelligence Committee first learned of the existence of Kushner’s private email account from media reports. Chairman Burr and Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote to Kushner demanding all relevant documents.
CNN learned of it after Kushner attorney Abbe Lowell inadvertently forwarded the letter to a famous email prankster.
Other senior White House officials caught using private emails to conduct public business include Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump, former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and senior policy advisor Stephen Miller.
On Monday, it was revealed that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump operated a third, previously unreported email account. The third account was a shared account used by the couple, who are known by the portmanteau Javanka.