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Jared Kushner Maintains He 'Did Not Collude' With Russia in Rare Public Statement

President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser addressed reporters after meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Source: Joshua Roberts / Reuters

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told reporters Monday that he “did not collude” with Russia, reiterating remarks he made earlier in the day in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so,” Kushner said in an afternoon statement, delivered just outside of the White House.

His prepared remarks to Senate investigators, which were released Monday morning ahead of his appearance, provide an important insight into the workings of the Trump campaign in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election, as well as into the kinds of contacts Trump’s aides had during the period. At the White House, he seemed to summarize his overall argument to lawmakers.    

“Since the first questions were raised in March, I have been consistent in saying that I was eager to share any information I have

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