White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHouse panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records MORE has indicated through his counsel that he will provide documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of the panel's sprawling inquiry into the Trump administration, campaign and businesses through his attorney, a committee source tells The Hill.
Kushner attorney Abbe Lowell has indicated to the panel that he and his client will provide documents as part of the panel's first wave of documents requests, the source says. It's unclear how extensive the documents provided by Kushner will be.
Lowell and his spokesman did not respond to multiple requests for comment about such plans.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBiden to raise refugee cap to 125,000 in October Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Angelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators MORE (D-N.Y.) issued a sweeping documents request earlier this month that asked 81 individuals and entities to turn over records related to the panel’s investigation of possible corruption, obstruction of justice and ethics violations within the administration.
Days after Nadler’s request, Trump initially suggested he would be unwilling to comply with the document requests, citing what he said was former President Obama’s handling of congressional probes during his time in office.
“They didn't give one letter. They didn't do anything. They didn't give one letter of the requests,” he said.
He also called it a disgrace and said it was the beginning of the presidential campaign.
The sweeping requests from Judicary include information related to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting in which Kushner, Trump's son Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE, then-campaign manager Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ investigating one-time Trump campaign adviser over alleged ties to Qatar: report Foreign lobbyists donated over M during 2020 election: report Former Mueller prosecutor representing Donoghue in congressional probes: report MORE and others met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who they believed had dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE.
Kushner has also been asked to turn over any records related to the Trump Organization's discussions to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election, the publishing of hacked Democratic emails by WikiLeaks, hush money payments made to women alleging affairs with the president, contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as events that unfolded within the administration, like the firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE.
Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is one of several members of Trump's family who have been asked for documents. Democrats have also asked for documents from Trump Jr. and the president's other son, Eric TrumpEric TrumpMary Trump calls Donald Trump Jr. her 'stupidest' relative Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits Eric Trump to speak at conference led by prominent anti-vaxxers MORE. Democrats did not specifically ask for documents from Kushner’s wife, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpMary Trump calls Donald Trump Jr. her 'stupidest' relative Trump Tower debt added to watch list as vacancies rise House panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe MORE, although they did ask for information related to her.
The panel is also asking Kushner to shed light on internal administration matters like Trump's contacts with his former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker regarding topics like special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which is probing the hush money payments.
Democrats have voiced concern that the president installed Whitaker, who was seen as a Trump loyalist, in order to hinder or end Mueller's investigation. Whitaker vacated the position earlier this year after Attorney General William Barr was confirmed.
The president's son-in-law is also asked to provide documents that may discuss possible pardons for Manafort, former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn or former Trump lawyer Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump Organization faces new scrutiny in New York civil probe Michael Cohen: Trump bluffing about another White House bid Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits MORE.