Rep. Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House committee investigating alleged ties between Russia and some of Trump's campaign members, said President Donald Trump last week praised his work, Yahoo reported.
"He said I did a good job (on the committee)," Schiff said during an interview with Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric. "It was a perfectly cordial meeting."
Schiff also said Trump was helpful in fixing an issue with viewing a document Schiff's staff director had trouble accessing.
"The president began the meeting (in the Oval Office) by saying, 'So, are you getting to see everything you wanted?' And I said, 'Actually, no — we have this issue,' and I described what it was, and he said, 'Well I'm fine with your staff seeing the documents — I have no problem with that,'" Schiff told Couric.
Schiff also said he had concerns with Jared Kushner's evolving role in the White House and abroad. Kushner is Trump's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers. He has also reportedly taken the lead on major issues like Middle East peace, Mexico, opioid addiction, and Veterans Affairs.
"I have profound questions about it, because he may be a perfectly fine gentleman, he may have very good advice for the president. . . . But he doesn't have experience in any of these areas," Schiff told Couric. "And he's acting as a super-secretary of state. I don't know what that means in terms of Rex Tillerson's job. But I can only imagine the firestorm that would have been provoked had Hillary Clinton made Chelsea her, essentially, second-in-command on all of these issues."
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