New reports have just revealed that White House senior advisor Jared Kushner told Congressional investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks.
Daily Mail reported that Kushner, who is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, told Congress in July that he not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had communicated with WikiLeaks. However, this week, it was revealed that Kushner received an email in September 2016 from Donald Trump Jr regarding Twitter messages he’d traded with WikiLeaks.
The Atlantic reported that Kushner forwarded that email to campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks. Trump Jr’s communications with WikiLeaks, which he released himself, do not show any prior planning or collusion between the campaign and the group that published embarrassing emails from the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
However, the new apparent contradiction in Kushner’s testimony, which lasted over six hours behind closed doors this summer, increases the scrutiny on the high-level Trump advisor, and could lead to calls for Kushner to testify once again.
Abbe Lowell, Kushner’s lawyer, released a statement saying that the committee had asked “a classic gotcha question.”
“Mr. Kushner was asked if he had contacts with Wikileaks, Guccifer or DC Leaks and said no. He also said he did not know of such contacts by the campaign. From all I have now seen, his statement was accurate then as it is now,” Lowell said.
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