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Grassley: ‘Spooked’ Kushner Won’t Sit Down for Interview With Judiciary Committee

Top White House adviser Jared Kushner is “spooked” after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the transcript of a witness interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as a result will not sit down with the committee, its chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said Thursday. Grassley also said the committee will release all transcripts of its interviews with participants of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between top Trump campaign officials and Russians. “I had hoped to speak with all the witnesses surrounding the Trump Tower meeting before releasing any of those interview transcripts,” Grassley said. “But [Feinstein] unilaterally released the transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. That has spooked other potential witnesses. As a result, it looks like our chances of getting a voluntary interview with Mr. Kushner have been shot.” The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was among the participants of the Trump Tower meeting, and he sat down with the Judiciary Committee last year.

—Andrew Desiderio