The Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, did not disclose emails he had about WikiLeaks and Russian overtures to the Trump campaign.
Chuck Grassley, chairman of the committee and Dianne Feinstein said that Kushner withheld some documents necessary for their probe into Russian interference with last year’s election, such as records about contacts with Sergei Millian, a businessman who provided the salacious information in a dossier about Trump’s 2013 trip to Russia.
“We appreciate your voluntary cooperation with the committee’s investigation, but the production appears to have been incomplete,” said the letter to Kushner’s lawyer.
Grassley and Feinstein said on Thursday they knew there were documents not previously disclosed to the committee, which include an email Kushner received about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite”, which he later forwarded to another campaign official. Kushner was also asked to turn over phone records relating to his security clearance and documents about President Trump.
“You also raised concerns that certain documents might implicate the President’s Executive Privilege and declined to produce those documents. We ask that you work with White House counsel to resolve any questions of privilege,” Grassley and Feinstein wrote.
Abbe Lowell, Kushner’s lawyer, said they have provided all necessary documents requested by the committee, related to his “calls, contacts or meetings with Russians during the campaign,” adding they were open to further cooperation and would respond to any other requests made by the Judiciary Committee.
The request to Kushner comes after new information was discovered in the probe into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians. Only days before, Donald Trump Jr. admitted he had communicated with WikiLeaks, which later released emails from Democrats. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also admitted on Tuesday that he was aware of contacts between campaign aides and Russians.
Kusher is to turn over the requested document no later than November 27.