President’s Trump aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner faces questions by a U.S. committee investigating alleged Trump-Russia ties.
According to the White House, Jared Kushner has volunteered to speak before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The committee is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the election last year.
The U.S. Intelligence believes that Russia hacked the presidential election last year in favor of Trump to defeat her rival, Hillary Clinton.
President Trump has derided the allegations as “fake news” and Russia denies any involvement.
Along with two congressional investigations, there’s also an FBI probe into the issue.
Administration and congressional officials told the New York Times that they want to question Mr. Kushner about two alleged meetings he arranged with the Russian officials.
The staff of Mr. Kushner on the other hand, claim that his offer to be questioned has not been answered yet.
The first meeting was with Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak at Trump Towers in December, and the second one was with the head of the Russian’s state-owned development bank.
According to the statement of White House officials to the New York Times, nothing significant was discussed in the two meetings, and it was just part of the routine meetings between President Trump’s team and Russian and foreign officials.
Mr. Kushner, who was a senior Trump adviser during the election campaign, has now been picked to head a new White House team that aims to overhaul government bureaucracy.
The new team would have sweeping powers to change procedures. They would also have the help of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple CEO Tim Cook to make reforms in technology and data.
Mr. Kushner said:
“Government should be run like a great American company.”
He’s a media executive and a property investor who married Mr. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
Mr. Kushner already advises the president on foreign relations and is said to have had great influence in the campaign; he is said to have helped Trump choose staff for his campaign and the government.