The Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to interview President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials.
Kushner, an adviser to Trump during his presidential campaign and in the White House, would be the closest person to the president to be questioned in the congressional investigations into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
At least four congressional committees are probing possible Russian attempts to influence the vote and any ties between Moscow and Trump associates.
A White House official told Reuters that Kushner has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee but has not received confirmation.
The official said Kushner was the main point of contact with foreign governments and officials during the presidential campaign and transition. Members of a president-elect’s team routinely meet with Russians or other foreign officials.
The Senate panel wants to ask Kushner about two meetings arranged with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower in New York in December, as well as a meeting with the head of Russia’s state-owned development bank.
The bank, Vnesheconombank, was among the Russian banks sanctioned by the Obama administration in 2014 after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea.