US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close aide, Jared Kushner, will testify before the powerful US Senate Intelligence Commission investigating Moscow’s interference in the US presidential election, the White House said Monday.
Mr. Kushner, 36, played a central role during both the campaign and Donald Trump’s victory on November 8 in relations with many foreign countries.
In particular, he facilitated a meeting between Mr. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the one hand and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the other.
But it is on the exact nature of his contacts with Russian officials that the Senate Intelligence Committee wants to hear it.
“Throughout the campaign and transition, Jared Kushner has been the official point of contact for foreign government officials,” a US official said on condition of anonymity.
“Given his role, he has proposed to speak to the commission chaired by Richard Burr, but has not yet received confirmation,” he added.