Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling.

The lawmakers said they became aware of the documents through other witnesses. A lawyer for Mr Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, said he was “open to responding to any additional requests”. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican, and Senator Diane Feinstein, top Democrat on the panel, wrote that the emails were omitted from documents Mr Kushner was asked to turn over last month.

The pair claim Mr Kushner, who is married to President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, received emails concerning WikiLeaks as well as “documents concerning a ‘Russia back door overture and dinner invite'”, which he forwarded to other campaign officials.

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