Jared Kushner a 'focus' in Russia probe
- Author: Leroy Wright May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 13:44
The subpoena delivery follows recent activity concerning the investigation into Russian Federation.
Russian officials with indirect ties to both men were allegedly confident that the advisers could be used to help shape Trump's opinion of the country. The Post reported this week that Trump personally asked top intelligence officials to deny the existence of any evidence of Russia-Trump campaign collusion, a request they found inappropriate. "One is in the process of being served", Warner said."Theres a lot of information that we need to gather about what the President is alleged to have done and what the President's intentions were, before we can reach any conclusions on the legal issues", Schiff said. The White House at the time said he was removed because of the way he handled the probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email scandal. Moreover, they have put him in a different category from former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, who now the subjects of the probe.
On Tuesday, former CIA Director John Brennan told lawmakers he had noticed contacts between associates of Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the campaign and grew concerned Moscow sought to lure Americans down 'a treasonous path'.
"He ought to comply with their request for documents".
John Brennan was testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday about connections between the US and Russian Federation.
Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he planned to issue the subpoenas this week, as part of his committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the United States election.
Mark Warner, D-Va., in remarks to reporters, said the subpoenas were sent to Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. with a specific list of documents they are seeking. "At the end of that option is a contempt charge". Everything but immunity, he added.
One of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick, said in a statement her client would cooperate with the investigation.
On Tuesday, Brennan, the former CIA director, testified to the House intelligence panel that he had noticed enough contact between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign to justify an investigation by the FBI. "It raised questions in my mind again whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals".
Mr John Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), testified on Tuesday about a tense period previous year when he came to believe that President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation was trying to steer the outcome of the election.
"The objective was to ensure that experts in key agencies had access to information and intelligence relevant to Russian actions so that we could have as full an appreciation as possible on the scope, nature, and intentions of this Russian activity", Brennan said.
Mr Bortnikov twice denied Russia had interfered with the election but said he would carry Mr Brennan's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
An operative reportedly said Priebus told Trump about his conversation with Manafort.