WASHINGTON - Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of US President Donald
Trump's White House bid, declaring in a statement ahead of interviews with congressional committees that he has "nothing to hide."
The 11-page statement , released hours before Kushner's closed-door appearance before the Senate intelligence committee, details four contacts with Russians during Trump's campaign and transition. It aims to explain inconsistencies and omissions in a security clearance form that have invited public scrutiny.
"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," Kushner said in the prepared remarks in which he also insists that none of the contacts, which include meetings at Trump Tower with the Russian ambassador and a Russian lawyer, was improper.
"I have shown today that I am willing to do so and will continue to cooperate as I have nothing to hide," he said in the statement.