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Russian links: U.S. Senate quizzes Trump’s Son-in-law

———–By Ovasa Ogaga———–

President Donald Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner is to be quizzed for two days by a panel of the United State Senate over his links with Russia government.

President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared-Kushner

The senate panel which is tasked with the responsibility to determine if Trump’s campaign team enlisted Russian support to win the 2016 US Presidential Election will question Kushner in a closed-door.

Kushner, who is serving as a Senior White House adviser, is expected to face questions about his contacts with Russian citizens and officials when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

Since his assumption of office Trump has been plagued by allegations that his campaign aides worked with Russia, which US intelligence agencies have accused of interfering in last year’s election.

The issue has dominated Washington and divided his White House, distracting from his efforts to overhaul healthcare, restructure the tax code and rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Moscow has denied any interference, and Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russia.

Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. released emails earlier this month that showed he appeared to welcome the prospect of damaging information from the Russian government about Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Members of both committees say they are eager to hear about the June 2016 meeting involving Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Trump’s son, Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort all participated in the meeting.

 

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