Jared Kushner, a senior advisor, and the president’s son-in-law says he will voluntarily speak to Congress or any officials if asked after recent reports suggesting that he has significant information regarding the Russia probe.
The Washington Post first broke the story last week that a senior White House official was under scrutiny and revealed it was Kushner on Thursday. According to anonymous sources in the report, investigators are focusing on meetings Kushner held in December with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a banker from Moscow. A U.S. official told Circa he is “not a person of interest” and that the phrase is not a legal term.
“Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings,” his attorney Jamie Gorelick told Circa in a statement. “He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry.”
According to the Washington Post sources Kushner is not a target of the investigation.
It is common for transition team members to meet with foreign government officials as they prepare to enter the White House but the conversations with Russian officials were not public.