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The Senate Intelligence Committee will question President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner over his meetings with Russians, the New York Times reports.

Senate investigators want to question Mr Kushner about meetings he arranged with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, including one with Sergey N. Gorkov, head of Russia’s state-owned development bank, Vnesheconombank. The bank had been placed on the US sanctions list after Russia began its annexation of Crimea.

With plans to question Mr Kushner, the Senate Committee is deepening scrutiny of communications between Russian officials and the Trump campaign and administration.

Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort volunteered last week to be interviewed as part of the probe. The president’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was fired after he lied about the nature of conversations he had held with Mr Kislyak. And attorney-general Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself from Russia-related investigations after it emerged that he misled Congress about his meetings with the Russian ambassador.

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