Just in case Trump thought he was out of the woods.
Courtesy of Reuters:
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is cooperating with a wide-ranging probe by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee into Trump and possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power, a person knowledgeable about the matter said on Friday.
Just hours earlier, a lawyer for Trump adviser Roger Stone said in a letter seen by Reuters that Stone was not cooperating with the same committee and cited his right to avoid self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The contrasting responses to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s probe targeting 81 individuals and groups came on the same day the Justice Department announced the completion of a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
As a cloud of legal risk darkened over Trump, he was spending the weekend at his private club Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
Kushner submitted documents to Nadler’s panel on Thursday in response to a wave of document requests sent by the committee on March 4, the knowledgeable person said.
Interesting that Kushner feels confident in providing documentation, while Roger Stone is clearly sweating bullets here.
On the Mueller report front we learned this today:
Breaking on @MSNBC: Pete Williams reports that Attorney General William Barr will not be submitting a summary of his findings to Congress today. A DOJ official says that the goal of trying to do it this weekend still holds.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 23, 2019
I don’t want to speculate too much, but it would seem to me that if there was nothing troubling in this report that Trump would be pushing Barr to get it out there as soon as possible so he could start his victory lap.