Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday said he had four contacts with Russian officials but denied any form of collusion to help his father-in-law Donald Trump win the presidency.
In a statement released hours before he was to appear before the Senate intelligence committee, he described contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and other Russian officials as normal in his former role as the campaign liaison.
Kushner in his statement said “I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector.”
“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.”
Special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller is leading an investigation into possible collusion.