Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia meddling in the US election.
“Throughout the campaign and transition, Jared served as the official primary point of contact with foreign governments and officials,” the White House spokesman told CNN in a statement.
“Given this role, he has volunteered to speak with Chairman Burr’s Committee, but has not yet received confirmation.” The Senate committee sought Kushner, who serves as a key adviser to the President, as part of its investigation according to CNN. The timing is still being determined, a Senate aide said.
Lawmakers investigating Russia’s role head into a defining period with the prospect that the House investigation could stay drama free and a continued push by Trump’s supporters to shift the focus from Russia to leaks in the intelligence community.
House investigators set the stage last week with the revelation last Monday that James Comey FBI Director is investigating ties between Trump’s top campaign aides and Russian officials along with calls from some Democrats Friday for Rep. Devin Nunes of California to step down as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.