]>> In a written statement to Congressional Committees Monday, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and Senior White House Advisor, Jared Kushner denied colluding with Russia or seeking back channels with Moscow last year. Quote, I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.
Kushner wrote ahead of his appearance in closed door meetings with members at the US Congress quote, I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector, he added. Kushner said, he had perhaps four contacts with Russian representatives during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition period after Trump's victory.
He also details the meeting with Donald Trump Jr and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June of 2016. Describing it as a waste of time, he finished his statement writing quote hopefully, this puts these matters to rest. Kushner is expected to face questions about his contacts with Russian citizens and officials, when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday