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Trump's son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion


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Trump's son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has insisted he made no deals with Russia and his actions were proper during last year’s US presidential campaign.

Earlier on Monday, Kushner gave evidence to a closed-door Senate hearing. After the session one protester tried to get Kushner to sign a Russian flag and demanded President
Trump be impeached.

“Why are we letting foreign governments and foreign agents and the people who conspire with them to stand in the White House next to the president? It’s despicable. We must do something about this. Impeach this president; he must resign immediately,” the protester said.

The Senate panel is investigating Russian interference in the US election.

Speaking at the White House afterwards, Kushner said there was no deal with “any foreign government” prior to the 2016 vote.

“Let me be very clear, I did not collude with Russia nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds for my businesses and I have been fully transparent in providing all requested information,” Kushner said.

Kushner, who is thought to be subject to an FBI investigation into the Kremlin’s alleged election meddling, admits to having had four contacts with Russian officials.

The property developer, who is married to the president’s daughter Ivanka, was in charge of Trump’s digital strategy during the 2016 election campaign.