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Democrats Say Kushner Used WhatsApp to Contact Foreign Leaders

  • Oversight chair Cummings accuses White House of obstruction
  • Committee exploring if sensitive information sent unsecured
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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A key House Democrat is renewing demands that the White House turn over documents about the use of private texts or emails by Jared Kushner, saying Kushner’s lawyer acknowledged that the senior aide used the non-secure WhatsApp application to communicate with foreign leaders.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a letter sent Thursday to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone that the administration has failed to produce documents tied to Kushner and other officials despite requests from the committee since 2017. Cummings also sought a briefing on how the official messages are being preserved.