'Jared Kushner didn't disclose personal email account to Senate intel committee'

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2017 03:46 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], September 29 (ANI): White House senior advisor and United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, in his closed interview with the staff of the Senate intelligence committee, did not share the information about the existence of his personal email account, which he had used for official business.

The CNN has also learned that "the chair and vice chair of the committee were so unhappy that they learned about the existence of his personal email account via news reports that they wrote him a letter via his attorney, on Thursday instructed him to double-check that he has turned over every relevant document to the committee including those from his 'personal email account' described to the news media, as well as all other email accounts, messaging apps, or similar 'communications channels, or that may contain information relevant to our inquiry.'"

The issue is said to likely to become more serious if there emerge any emails or communications related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that Kushner has not turned over, and whether he did so with the sole purpose of concealing information from the committee.

"It is perfectly normal that the committees would want to make sure that they received all pertinent records. We did review this account at the time and there were no responsive or relevant documents there. The committee was so informed when documents were produced and there is no issue here," the CNN quoted Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell, as saying.

Earlier this week, the prankster, pretending to be Kushner, wrote to his real attorney, Lowell, about the (fictitious) adult content of emails he had shared with the White House officials.

He asked his lawyer what to do with pictures "featuring adult content" he said he had received. The lawyer responded: "Don't delete. Don't send to anyone. Let's chat in a bit."

The CNN reports that, earlier on Thursday, "when Lowell attempted to forward the very real letter from the very legitimate Senate intelligence committee leaders, his email auto-fill supplied the address of the very fake Kushner account run by the prankster."

The email was inadvertently forwarded to the prankster's address.

In a statement to the CNN, the prankster explained: "The original prank's intention was to meet hypocrisy and cronyism with levity and a soupçon of embarrassment, instead of giving into the well worn grooves of anger and frustration. There's a dash of modern-day surrealism creeping in at times, and this is evolving the more friends I make in the US."

Kushner has earlier also been criticised for initially not disclosing more than 100 contacts with foreign leaders including those from Russia, as well as ownership of a multimillion dollar tech company with links to Goldman Sachs and businessmen Peter Thiel and George Soros.

The Washington Post also reported that three times this summer, Kushner had filed updates to his national security questionnaire because of missing information. (ANI)