Se­nate Ju­di­ciary presses Kush­ner

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS - By Mary Clare Jalonick

WASHINGTON » The top Repub­li­can and Demo­crat on the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee are say­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s son-in-law hasn’t been fully forth­com­ing with the panel’s probe into Rus­sian elec­tion in­ter­fer­ence, ask­ing him to pro­vide emails sent to him in­volv­ing Wik­iLeaks and a “Rus­sian back­door over­ture and din­ner in­vite.”

Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Chair­man Chuck Grass­ley and Demo­cratic Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein sent a let­ter to Jared Kush­ner’s lawyer Thurs­day say­ing the col­lec­tion of doc­u­ments he has pro­vided the com­mit­tee is “in­com­plete.” The com­mit­tee gave Kush­ner a Nov. 27 dead­line to pro­vide the ad­di­tional doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing the emails and Kush­ner’s se­cu­rity clearance form that orig­i­nally omit­ted cer­tain con­tacts with Rus­sian of­fi­cials.

The re­quest is part of the panel’s probe into the Rus­sian elec­tion med­dling and whether the Trump cam­paign was in­volved. The Ju­di­ciary panel is one of three com­mit­tees look­ing into the is­sue, along with the Se­nate and House in­tel­li­gence pan­els.

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