Lawmakers: Kushner failed to turn over emails about Wikileaks and Russia

The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Kushner failed to turn over relevant emails concerning Wikileaks and a Russian backdoor overture.
By Harry Marcolis | Nov 20, 2017
In a letter dated Thursday to Jared Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Kushner failed to turn over relevant emails concerning Wikileaks and a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," according to a report by Politico.

"We appreciate your voluntary cooperation with the Committee's investigation, but the production appears to have been incomplete," wrote Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.

Grassley and Feinstein referenced documents turned over by other witnesses on which Kushner was copied.

"Other parties have produced September 2016 email communications to Mr. Kushner concerning Wikileaks, which Mr. Kushner then forwarded to another campaign official," they wrote. "Such documents should have been producedbut were not."

The senators said other parties had produced documents concerning a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," which Kushner also forwarded on. In addition, others had turned over communications with Sergei Millian, copied to Kushner, which Kushner failed to produce.

They asked Kushner to turn over all relevant documents by Nov. 27.

Kushner's lawyer suggested that producing some documents could implicate President Trump's executive privilege, so in their letter Grassley and Feinstein asked Lowell to either produce the documents or create a 'privilege log' to identify the documents over which the president is asserting the privilege.

The committee also is asking for a wide range of other documents, including those related to Kushner's communications with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, email hacking, and the Magnitsky Act.

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