Devin Nunes to participate in Jared Kushner interview: Report

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who recused himself from the panel’s Russia investigation, is expected to participate in Tuesday’s interview of Jared Kushner, according to a report Monday night.

Kushner, a White House senior adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, will testify privately with the Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russia’s election interference and whether the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow.

Nunes, R-Calif., recused himself from the Intelligence Committee’s investigation in April after he made a secret trip to the White House to view documents that he told reporters revealed the “unmasking” of associates to Trump.

Nunes has never completely distanced himself from the Russia probe and told CNN last month that he’s still involved and can “take the investigation over” after recusing himself from it. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, has led the investigation since then.

Politico reported that Nunes’ inclusion in the Kushner interview does not mean he is taking over the investigation.

On Monday, Kushner spoke privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own Russia probe.

After the meeting, Kushner described his interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign as normal and legal.

“All of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign,” Kushner told reporters. “I did not collude with Russians, nor do I know of anyone in the campaign who did.”

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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