Increased Scrutiny in Kushner’s Meetings with Russians

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner on Monday denied any collusion with Russia and called the meeting he and the president’s eldest son attended with a Russian attorney a “waste of our time,” in a rare written statement released as he met with congressional investigators.

“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” reads a section of his statement. “I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector. I have tried to be fully transparent with regard to the filing of my SF-86 form [security clearance], above and beyond what is required. Hopefully, this puts these matters to rest.”

Kushner met with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators Monday morning behind closed doors, in the first of several private sessions Hill committees are holding with Trump associates. The committees are investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and any possible collusion by Trump associates.


Originally published by Fox News.