Kushner told Congress he did not recall campaign contact with WikiLeaks: report

Kushner told Congress he did not recall campaign contact with WikiLeaks: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional investigators in July that he was not aware of any communications between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, according to a CNN report on Friday.

That testimony appears to contradict a letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee this week disclosing that Kushner had received an email in 2016 from Donald Trump Jr. about contact the president's eldest son had with the anti-secrecy website.

According to CNN, a source familiar with Kushner's testimony in July said he answered lawmakers' questions accurately and did not recall whether anyone else on the campaign was in contact with WikiLeaks.


In a letter sent to Kushner's lawyer on Thursday, Sens. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Thanks to the farm lobby, the US is stuck with a broken ethanol policy MORE (R-Iowa) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Blumenthal: ‘Credible case' of obstruction of justice can be made against Trump MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman and ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, respectively, said that "other parties have produced September 2016 email communications to Mr. Kushner concerning WikiLeaks, which Мr. Kushner then forwarded to another campaign official.”

The letter also said that documents turned over to the committee by Kushner were "incomplete" and gave him until Nov. 27 to turn over remaining documents.

The revelation that Kushner was aware of Trump Jr.'s contacts with WikiLeaks came days after the president's eldest son confirmed that he had communicated with the group and released the messages they exchanged in the months before the November 2016 election.

WikiLeaks published emails that had been stolen from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE's campaign chairman John Podesta, as well as from the Democratic National Committee, before the election.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of multiple congressional panels investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is carrying out the criminal investigation into the matter, including whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.