Jared Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe David Lowell, just forwarded a very sensitive document from James Wolfe, the Director of Security for the U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence, to whom he thought was his client Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior advisor.
Instead, he actually sent the email to a fake email account set up by an email prankster.
How could he have made this glaringly obvious mistake?
We all know lawyers are busy and they probably send out hundreds of emails a day, but this is no regular client. He has a top-secret security clearance and the email in question was a document that was requested to be forwarded to his client from Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner from the committee.
Now, a complete stranger and the world has access to it.
The document, interestingly, was about a “personal email account” that Jared Kushner had used. The committee was requesting that he preserve and produce certain documents related to the Russian inquiry – “including, but not limited to, email communication.”
Here is the entire forwarded document, which was supposed to remain sensitive:
Dear Mr. Kushner,
Thank you for your cooperation with the Committee’s bipartisan inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. In recent media reports, your attorney, Mr. Lowell, has confirmed that you used a “personal email account,” (other than or in addition to your Kushner companies email address) from January 2017 through August 2017. As you are aware, this Committee has previously requested that you preserve and produce certain documents related to the Russian inquiry – including, but not limited to, email communication.
The Committee was concerned to learn of this additional email account from the news media, rather than from you, in your closed staff interview. Please confirm that the document production that you made to the Committee – and any and all searches of email accounts for that document production – included the additional “personal email account” described to the news media, as well as all other email accounts, messaging apps, or similar communication channels you may have used, or that may contain information relevant to our inquiry.
We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter, and we respectfully request that you respond in writing upon receipt of this letter. If you have any questions, please contact Committee counsel Vanessa Le, at 202-228-6117, or April Doss, at 202-224-1737.
Chairman Richard Burr
Mark R. Warner, Vice Chairman