Senate Intelligence committee leaders confirm Kushner testimony
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 5:20
Mr Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign in February after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russian Federation with Mr Kislyak and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
Some VA employees said they welcome more attention from the White House after years of questions about proper oversight of the decentralized system of hospitals and clinics.
"All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays", Trump told The Washington Post.
At the time, Nunes did not say who provided the documents and where he reviewed them. Trump is expected to officially announce the formation of this committee later this week. The documents Nunes reviewed, however, apparently had nothing to do with Russian Federation.
Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will go before the House Intelligence Committee to answer questions about his business dealings in Ukraine.
With Kushner's higher profile now comes a higher level of scrutiny - he volunteered to testify before senators investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, because of his role in arranging meetings between top campaign advisers and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, the White House said Monday.
Kushner did not personally attend a second December meeting requested by Kislyak, according to The New York Times, which first reported Kushner's appearance before the Senate committee, but he did meet with Sergey N. Gorkov at Kisylayk's request. Inquiring minds in Congress wish to know whether Kushner sought assistance financing a highly indebted office tower project at 666 Fifth Ave.
Those reports suggested that Flynn had given Moscow the impression that the incoming administration might be willing to consider lifting sanctions that were imposed on Russian Federation following that nation's 2014 annexation of Crimea from neighboring Ukraine.
Now there's a government bureaucracy created to do exactly that.
Stephen Colbert mocked President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who he called the "leader of the preppy camp across the lake" following reports that he was tapped to lead a new White House innovation office.
It is unclear whether Kushner made the same offer to the House Intelligence committee. Critics said the order gives the White House too much power and could be a means for the administration to take down agencies it doesn't like. The Trump administration has faced repeated conflict of interest accusations since taking office.
Nunes then left for the White House again - this time to brief the president on the material he had read at the White House the previous evening.
Democrats have said Nunes, who was a member of Trump's transition team, can no longer run a credible investigation of Russian hacking, the US election and any potential involvement by Trump associates.