Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, failed to note two meetings with Russian officials, as well as other conversations with foreign officials, on his application for a security clearance, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
The federal government requires those applying for a security clearance to list all contacts with foreign officials over the past seven years. As has been previously reported, Kushner met with Sergey N. Gorkov, the chief of a Russian state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, in December. He also met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in Trump Tower that same month.
Jamie Gorelick, Kushner’s lawyer, told the New York Times that the omissions were an error. She said that the day after the forms were turned in, the FBI was informed that Kushner would provide additional information.
“During the presidential campaign and transition period, I served as a point-of-contact for foreign officials trying to reach the president-elect. I had numerous contacts with foreign officials in this capacity,” Kushner said in a statement to the FBI, according to Gorelick. “I would be happy to provide additional information about these contacts.”
Kushner did not list any names in the statement, per the New York Times.
Kushner has an interim security clearance right now, aides to Kushner told the New York Times.