RantCrush Top 5: March 27, 2017

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Senate Intelligence Committee to Question Jared Kushner

The Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the relationship between the Trump campaign and Russia is still ongoing and investigators now plan to question Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner. The Senate Intelligence Committee reportedly wants to ask Kushner about meetings that he organized with Russian ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak. Apparently one of the meetings involved the boss of Russia’s state-owned development bank, a fact that was previously unreported.

According to White House sources that spoke to the New York Times, Kushner met the head of the bank on Kislyak’s request even though the U.S. had placed the bank on its sanctions list after President Putin’s invasion of Crimea and conflict with Ukraine. According to White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks, there was nothing unusual about this meeting. But the news of Kushner’s impending questioning has still raised eyebrows–he’s the first from Trump’s inner circle to be questioned about this issue.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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