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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Senate Intel Committee says Kushner didn't disclose personal email account: report

Senate Intel Committee says Kushner didn't disclose personal email account: report

By Brandon Carter- 09-28-17 16:24 PM EDT

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner didn't reveal the existence of his personal email account, according to CNN.

The two leaders of the committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), sent Kushner a letter via his attorney on Thursday, calling on him to check that the documents he turned over to the committee included those from the personal email address.

"The Committee was concerned to learn of this additional email account from the news media, rather than from you, in your closed staff interview," Burr and Warner wrote.

"Please confirm that the document production that you made to the committee ... included the additional 'personal email account' described to the news media, as well as all other email accounts messaging apps, or similar communications channels you may have used."

CNN says it obtained the letter sent by Burr and Warner from an email prankster who had previously tricked Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, into believing he was Kushner.

The news organization said when Lowell attempted to forward the Senate Intel committee's letter, his email auto-filled the email address of the prankster's fake Kushner account. The prankster then sent the letter to CNN.

Lowell told CNN that the committee was informed about the existence of the account when Kushner spoke with them.

"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," he told CNN.

Politico reported earlier this week that Kushner has used a private email account to communicate with other Trump administration officials about White House business.

He reportedly used the private address to talk about media planning and event coverage with other current and former White House officials, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Stephen Bannon and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.

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