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>> Jared Kushner withheld documents and records from a Senate committee probing allegations Russia interfered in the 2016 US election. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter Thursday to Kushner's lawyer. It instructed President Donald Trump's son-in-law turn over several documents that are known to exist, because others have already been given to them by investigators.
The records include December 2016 communications concerning WikiLeaks, which at that time was releasing hacked Democratic party emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign. The letter also demanded Kushner hand over, quote, documents concerning a Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite, which the lawmakers say Kushner received and passed along to other campaign officials.
Kushner's lawyer put out a statement saying, we have been responsive to all requests, adding, we will be open to responding to any additional requests. The Senate Judiciary Committee is just one of several congressional panels investigating allegations Russia tried to swing the presidential election toward Donald Trump, and whether the Trump campaign cooperated in the effort.
Former FBI director Robert Mueller, is serving as a special counsel overseeing the Justice Department's investigation of the matter. Russia denies a report by three US intelligence agencies that it tried to skew the political race. Trump denies his campaign colluded with Moscow.