White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee this Monday, according to his lawyer.
Abbe Lowell on Wednesday confirmed to ABC News that Kushner will participate in a closed-door session as part of the panel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.
“As Mr. Kushner has been saying since March, he has been and is prepared to voluntarily cooperate and provide whatever information he has on the investigations to Congress,” Lowell said of Kushner, who is also President Trump’s son-in-law.
“Working with and being responsive to the schedules of the committees, we have arranged Mr. Kushner’s interview with the senate for July 24,” Lowell added.
“[Kushner] will continue to cooperate and appreciates the opportunity to assist in putting this matter to rest.”
Some Twitter users on Wednesday criticized Kushner for arranging a closed-doors appearance with the committee.
The first question the Senate Intelligence Committee should ask Don Jr. and Jared Kushner is why they should believe anything they say— Chandler Dunn (@chandlerdunn_) July 19, 2017
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that two other major figures from Trump’s orbit will appear before a key Senate panel next week.
Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former 2016 campaign manager, are both scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday.
The panel is reportedly including the pair among witnesses for a hearing on foreign influence in U.S. elections.
Donald Trump Jr. released an email chain last week confirming he attended a June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Kushner and Manafort were also reportedly present for the controversial encounter, which Donald Trump Jr. accepted for promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
President Trump ultimately defeated Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, for the White House last November.
The FBI and several congressional committees are now probing Russian interference in the contest, including possible collusion between Russia and President Trump’s election bid.