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Jared Kushner Volunteers to Speak to Senate Intel Committee About Meetings With Russians

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By    |   Monday, 27 Mar 2017 12:26 PM

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has volunteered to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials, the White House confirmed Monday.

Kushner is the fourth Trump associate to offer to be interviewed by the congressional committees looking into the murky Russia ties.

The committee informed the White House it wanted to question Kushner, who serves as a close adviser to Trump, about meetings he arranged with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, The New York Times reported.

The White House, until now, had only acknowledged a December meeting between Kislyak and Kushner. But the newspaper reported Kislyak had also requested a second meeting with Kushner, who asked a deputy to go in his place.

But, the Times noted that Kushner, at Kislyak's request, later met with Sergey Gorkov, chief of Vnesheconombank, which the U.S. had placed on its sanctions list after "Russia annexed Crimea and began meddling in Ukraine."

The Times said White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks has confirmed those meetings saying nothing of consequence came out of them.

She added that members of presidential transition teams routinely meet with foreign officials and that Kushner was willing to talk to Senate investigators about the meetings.

"He isn't trying to hide anything and wants to be transparent," she said.

The Hill reported FBI Direct James Comey has confirmed his agency is investigating Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Hicks said Kushner has not been questioned by the bureau, the Times said.

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