Son-in-law, trump will meet with the staff of the Senate intelligence Committee

© AFP 2017 / Thomas Sestertii White house adviser Jared Kushner. Archival photoSon-in-law, trump will meet with the staff of the Senate intelligence Committee© 2017 AFP / Thomas Coex

Adviser and son-in-law of U.S. President Jared Kushner in mid-June to meet with staff of the Senate intelligence Committee in connection with the investigation about the alleged Russian interference in American elections, reports channel NBC, citing people familiar with the situation sources.

The Committee hopes that the meeting will be the first step Kouchner within the framework of cooperation: it is assumed that he then gives to the senators the documents needed and answer their questions.

Earlier, the Washington Post, citing U.S. officials familiar with intelligence of the United States, said that Kouchner at the beginning of December 2016 at a meeting with Russian Ambassador to the USA Sergei Kislyak in the Trump Tower skyscraper allegedly offered to establish a secret channel of communication between Moscow and the transition team, Donald trump, using for this purpose the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States.

Then the New York Times reported that Kushner was able to meet with the head of the Russian Vnesheconombank Sergey Gorkov in December 2016, to establish a «direct line» with Russian President Vladimir Putin outside the existing channels.

US intelligence agencies had previously accused Russia of trying to influence the US elections in 2016. At the end of December the administration of President Barack Obama imposed sanctions against nine Russian institutions, companies and individuals, including against the GRU and the FSB, for «meddling in the election» and «the pressure on us diplomats» working in Russia. At the same time in the U.S. Senate has announced its intention to conduct its own investigation on the matter. No evidence of Russia’s involvement in hacking attacks with the aim of influencing the result of the presidential election, the U.S. government never filed.

Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded». The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about alleged Russian intervention in elections in the United States, France and Germany, said that there are no facts confirming it, no.

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