By Pilar Arias
Senator John Cornyn has responded to allegations that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting.
“We need to let the investigations that are taking place in Congress play themselves out,” Cornyn said. He serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee that is doing their own investigation, along with the House and said they will follow the facts, wherever they may lead.
Some are calling for the government to get to the bottom of the allegations that Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating the line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration’s options with Russia as it was developing its Syria policy and if true, to take away Kushner’s security clearance.
“This is sort of a new world with Russian involvement in one our most democratic of institutions, that is the election,” Cornyn said. “People can make allegations. They can guess, they can gossip but none of that really matters. What we need to do is get to the bottom of it and get the facts, and that’s what we’re going to do.”