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Trump son-in-law Kushner defends conduct after Senate testimony

July 24, 2017 4:30 pm

Donald Trump’s son-in-law has defended his conduct in last year’s presidential campaign, after giving evidence to a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the election.

Jared Kushner said all of his “actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events” of the campaign.

Mr Kushner, 36, has also denied any collusion with Russia.

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He is a senior adviser to the president and was in charge of the campaign’s digital strategy.

He is married to Mr Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.

Speaking at the White House after a closed-door session of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Kushner said he had been “fully transparent in providing all the requested information”.

“Let me be very clear – I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. I had no improper contacts,” he said.

Mr Kushner, who keeps a very low media profile, will appear before the equivalent House of Representatives committee on Tuesday.

He refers to a meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June last year. She had allegedly promised damaging material on Hillary Clinton.

Mr Kushner said he arrived late at the meeting, realised little of note was being discussed and that it was “time not well-spent”.

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