House Democrats call for FBI to probe Kushner's ties to Saudi crown prince

House Democrats call for FBI to probe Kushner's ties to Saudi crown prince

A group of House Democrats is reportedly asking the FBI to investigate whether White House senior adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE's son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDems open new front against Trump Dems launch investigation into Trump administration's dealings with Saudi Arabia The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? MORE leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Six House Democrats wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray following a report in The Intercept that stated Mohammad bin Salman told confidants that he discussed with Kushner certain Saudi leaders who are disloyal to the crown. 

“We request the FBI open an immediate investigation to determine if these reports are accurate and to explore the extent to which information and sources may have been compromised,” the letter states, CNN reported Thursday.


Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.), Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyDem rep hopes Omar can be 'mentored,' remain on Foreign Affairs panel Fairfax removed from leadership post in lieutenant governors group Virginia Legislative Black Caucus calls on Fairfax to step down MORE (Va.), Don Beyer (Va.), Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Democrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Utah tests Trump on Medicaid expansion | Dems roll out Medicare buy-in proposal | Medicare for all could get hearing next month | Doctors group faces political risks on guns MORE (Wash.), Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Trump, Dems open drug price talks | FDA warns against infusing young people's blood | Facebook under scrutiny over health data | Harris says Medicare for all isn't socialism Leahy endorses Sanders for president High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks MORE (Vt.) and Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoDem lawmaker: 'Trump's presidency is the real national emergency' Poll shows McSally, Kelly tied in Arizona Senate race Mark Kelly launches Senate bid in Arizona MORE (Ariz.) all signed the letter.

A spokesman for Kushner’s lawyers told CNN that the allegations cited in the letter have been “debunked as false many times,” and called the request for an investigation “frivolous.”

Democrats have peppered Kushner with criticism since he joined the administration, with many questioning whether his family's financial dealings conflict with his expansive White House portfolio. Kushner is tasked with negotiating peace in the Middle East and maintaining relations with Mexico, among other duties.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democrats recently asked the White House Counsel's Office to review millions of dollars in loans from two companies to Kushner's family's real estate company after he met with executives from those companies in the White House. The counsel's office confirmed it had started a probe.

Kushner was one of the White House officials who had their security clearance downgraded last month from "top secret" to "secret." Many others lost their clearance entirely in a crackdown over criticism on how the administration handles its background checks.