Earlier today we learned the media was hysterical over Devin Nunes being at the White House 24 hours before his announcement that the Trump campaign may have bee surveilled. Now we’re learning that Jared Kursher is also being looked at for a meeting with the Russian Ambassador.
The New York Times reports:
Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, according to administration and congressional officials.
The White House Counsel’s Office was informed this month that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, wanted to question Mr. Kushner about meetings he arranged with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, according to the government officials. The meetings, which took place during the transition, included a previously unreported sit-down with the head of Russia’s state-owned development bank.
Until now, the White House had acknowledged only an early December meeting between Mr. Kislyak and Mr. Kushner, which occurred at Trump Tower and was also attended by Michael T. Flynn, who would briefly serve as the national security adviser.
Later that month, though, Mr. Kislyak requested a second meeting, which Mr. Kushner asked a deputy to attend in his stead, officials said. At Mr. Kislyak’s request, Mr. Kushner later met with Sergey N. Gorkov, the chief of Vnesheconombank, which the United States placed on its sanctions list after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia annexed Crimea and began meddling in Ukraine.
Mr Kushner, most likely having nothing to hide has agreed to appear before the committee:
More hysterics if you ask me. Presidential transition team members regularly meet with foreign dignitaries. It’s common sense to do so.
This is simply a way for the establishment to make more media headlines and draw further indirect ties to Russia.