A House Judiciary Committee source has said that Jared Kushner indicated through his lawyer that he would cooperate with documents requests from the panel as part of its investigation into the Trump administration, campaign and businesses.
The source added that Kushner’s attorney Abbe Lowell told the committee that his client will provide documents as part of the panel’s first wave of documents requests.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued a documents request this month asking over 80 individuals and entities to turn over records as part of its investigation into possible corruption, obstruction of justice and ethics violations within the administration, The Hill writes.
Shortly after the request was made, President Donald Trump indicated that he would not comply with it, citing former President Obama’s handling of congressional probes during his time in office.
“They didn’t give one letter. They didn’t do anything. They didn’t give one letter of the requests,” Trump said.
The sweeping requests from Nadler include documents pertaining to a 2016 Trump Tower attended by Kushner, the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who met with a Russian lawyer who allegedly had dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The House committee has also asked Kushner to turn over records regarding the Trump Organization’s discussions to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election, the release of hacked Democratic emails by WikiLeaks, hush money payments made to women who reportedly had affairs with Trump and several other matters.
House Democrats are further asking the President’s son-in-law for information about internal administration matters such as Trump’s contacts with his former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker regarding, among other topics, special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
They have expressed worries that Whitaker’s appointment was aimed at hindering the investigation into Russian election meddling.
Kushner has been asked to also provide documents on possible discussions about presidential pardons for Manafort, former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn or former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.