President Donald Trump’s aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner failed to disclose to Congress an event invitation by an alleged Russian mobster and ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to three sources close to the invitation who spoke to NBC News, Russian banker Aleksander Torshin extended an invitation via email to then-candidate Trump to attend an event related to the National Rifle Association convention in Kentucky in March 2016.
“The email also suggests Torshin was seeking to meet with a high-level Trump campaign official during the convention, and that he may have had a message for Trump from Putin,” the report’s sources claim. Kushner “rebuffed the request after receiving a lengthy email exchange about it.”
The report also notes that Spanish anti-corruption officials consider Torshin a “godfather” of the Russia mob, though the banker denies the claims.