It seems that President Trump’s self-proclaimed “exoneration” after the conclusion of the Muller report has not calmed his son-in-law’s nerves. Just days after the Mueller report was finished, and before Attorney General Bill Barr had even released his summary, Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka Trump, agreed to cooperate with the investigation into his use of WhatsApp and personal email accounts to conduct government business — and it appears that Kushner is far from finished with his cooperation.
Jared Kushner was spotted by CNN leaving a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding part of the committee’s Russia investigation. The interview with Trump’s son-in-law was verified by a member of the committee.
This isn’t the first time that Jared has been interviewed by the committee staff, as he appeared before the panel back in 2017. The Senate Intelligence Committee has been gunning for a second interview with witnesses that they feel are central to the investigation.
While Attorney General Bill Barr’s personal summary of the report deemed that he “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” it looks like the Senate Intelligence Committee isn’t quite finished. It certainly bears noting that Kushner, who has not been known for his transparency and cooperation in the past, is suddenly eager to assist in any way that he can — whether that be forking over documents to Congress or finally giving in to a second interview with the committee.
We can’t help but notice that all of this collaboration seems to be coinciding with the conclusion of a report that we’ve only seen a partisan 4-page summary of, and Trump’s administration has doubled-down to ensure that we get no more than that.
Kushner’s aide refused to comment on the matter, but it’s clear that Kushner is afraid of something and doesn’t want to be the one left holding the smoking gun in the end.
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