President Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner did not share the existence of his personal email account when he met with Senate Intelligence Committee staff last month, according to CNN.
Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), the chair and vice chair of the committee, sent Kushner a letter via his attorney Thursday, instructing him to double-check that the documents he turned over to the committee included those from the personal email address and other communications channels.
“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.”
The Hill added:
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.