GOP rep: Kushner should have disclosed Russia meeting

Rep. Sean DuffySean Duffy'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles Trump pushing ex-Rep. Duffy to run for Wisconsin governor Fox News signs book deal with HarperCollins MORE (R-Wis.) says White House adviser Jared Kushner should have disclosed meetings he had with Russian officials when seeking security clearance.

"I think that should have been disclosed," Duffy told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday when asked whether he would have disclosed the meeting if he were in Kushner's position.

Duffy said he doesn't know what information or advice Kushner had received.


"But because it wasn't disclosed ... does that mean something nefarious happened?" Duffy said.

"You and I both don't know the backstory on what happened. What advice was he given?" he continued.

"I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe that there was any wrongdoing by Jared Kushner or by the Trump campaign."

Kushner reportedly sought in December to establish a backchannel line of communication between the Trump transition team and Moscow. The move came during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Some Democrats have since said revoking Kushner's security clearance should be considered.

Reports surfaced last month that Kushner had failed to disclose dozens of meetings and contacts with foreign officials in the months before inauguration while he was seeking a top-security clearance.

Among the meetings that Kushner omitted from his national security questionnaire were one with Kislyak and another with Sergey Gorkov, the CEO of the Russian state-owned bank Vnesheconombank.