Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House advisor, leaves his Washington, D.C. home for his appearance before lawmakers in the first of a two-day closed-door session. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House advisor, left his Washington, D.C. home Monday to head to his appearance before lawmakers in the first of a two-day closed-door session. In a written statement released ahead of his scheduled appearance before lawmakers in closed-door sessions, Kushner said his initial security clearance form had been submitted prematurely in error and had omitted all foreign contacts. Kushner said on Monday he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition. "I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," Kushner said. "I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector," he said. Kushner faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump's campaign enlisted Russia's help to win the White House in last year's election. Kushner is scheduled to address the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday.