Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee. - From NPR
Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump, makes a statement at the White House Monday after being interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, D.C.
Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump, makes a statement at the White House Monday after being interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, D.C.
He says he was present for a highly scrutinized meeting with a Russian attorney last summer.
Kushner says the form was "prematurely submitted due to a miscommunication" with his assistant.
Kushner says Russia's ambassador was "insistent" about the meeting, telling his assistant that Gorkov was "someone with a direct line to the Russian president who could give insight into how [Vladimir] Putin was viewing the new administration and the best ways to work together." Kushner describes a "twenty to twenty-five" minute meeting with Gorkov, in which the banker gave him two gifts and expressed "hopes for a better relationship in the future" between the U.S.