President Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about meetings he arranged with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak—as part of their investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and links between Trump aides and Russian officials and others linked to the Kremlin, reports The New York Times.

The meetings, which include a previously unreported face to face meeting with the head of Russia’s state-owned development bank, took place during Trump’s transition, while President Obama was still in office.

“Until now, the White House had acknowledged only an early December meeting between Mr. Kislyak and Mr. Kushner, which occurred at Trump Tower and was also attended by Michael T. Flynn, who would briefly serve as the national security adviser,” says The Times.

Kushner would be the closest person to Trump to be called in for questioning in any of the investigations currently in progress. And he the only one still serving in the White House. In fact, Trump’s son-in-law was just awarded a cushy new job as head of the new White House Office of American Innovation, which will be charged with “fixing” the federal government by using business strategies.

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