MIAMI (CBSMiami) — President Donald Trump is back in the U.S. from his trip to Paris, as new revelations surface in the Russia election scandal.
President Trump touched down in Newark New Jersey Friday afternoon as members of the House Intelligence Committee questioned former Trump campaign Adviser, Michael Caputo, behind closed doors.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi renewed calls for an independent panel to investigate Russian collusion in the 2016 election, specifically calling out the president’s son-in-law.
“I also call for the revoking of security clearance for Jared Kushner. It’s absolutely ridiculous that he should have that clearance,” said Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
CBS News has learned Kushner had to update his security clearance form three times to include 100 names of foreign contacts he had meetings with during the election after initially saying there were no meetings.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal has called for Kushner’s resignation:
“He apparently concealed a meeting that is harmful to our national security,” said Blumenthal.
That meeting, involving a Russian attorney who said she had dirt on Hillary Clinton, has placed members of the president’s inner circle, including his oldest son, under a cloud of suspicion.
A Russian American lobbyist, alleged to be a former Soviet spy confirmed to the Associated Press that he also attended last June’s meeting. The president says his son did nothing wrong.
“It’s called opposition research or even research into your opponent,” said President Trump while in Paris on Thursday.
The Senate Intelligence Committee said Donald Trump Jr. and Kushner will be called to testify.
Kushner’s attorneys say he will cooperate with the investigation.
CBS News has learned Trump’s lawyers briefed the president on his son’s meeting “three days before it came out” in the New York Times.