Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, Donald Trump, plans to testify at the end of June or early July before the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of the Russian investigation groups, ABC reported.
The chain, which cites sources familiar with the investigation, said Kushner’s appearance would be held in private at the end of June or early July, although no specific date has yet been set.
Kushner is expected to provide a series of documents and then return to Congress to answer questions from senators, according to one anonymous source quoted by ABC.
The appearance of Kushner, one of Trump’s closest advisors, would mark a new phase in the investigations conducted by Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to find out if the Russian government influenced last year’s elections and if was coordinated with the Trump campaign.
According to several US media sources, the FBI has focused on Kushner because of meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Serguei Kislyak, and with banker Serguei Gorkov, CEO of Russian national bank Vnesheconombank who is also a graduate of the academy of Russian secret services.
These encounters were supposed to occur during the presidential campaign and the transition period before Trump replaced former President Barack Obama (2009-2017) in the White House.
The White House called the meetings that Kushner held with Kislyak and Gorkov during the transition period as routine.
However, on May 26, The Washington Post revealed that Kushner asked the Russian ambassador in December to establish a secret communication channel between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin during the transition period in order to speak without Surveillance of US intelligence.
That latest revelation has sparked a stir due to Trump’s proximity to Kushner, the husband of the president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who has become one of his closest advisers, especially on foreign policy issues.