WASHINGTON: The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

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6:55 a.m.

The Kremlin says a meeting between President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and representatives from a Russian state-owned bank was a routine encounter.

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters in Moscow: “It was ordinary business.” Peskov says the Kremlin was not aware of the meeting with Kushner before it took place.

Vnesheconombank, or VEB, said in a statement Monday that it met with Kushner last year as part of a series of discussions with representatives of leading financial institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Kushner has agreed to speak to the U.S. Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump associates and senior Russian officials.

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3:40 a.m.

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in “incidental” surveillance.

The Republican congressman’s revelation Monday prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, as well as the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, to call on Nunes to recuse himself from the committee’s Russia probe.

Schiff said Nunes’ connections to the White House have raised insurmountable public doubts about whether the committee could credibly investigate the president’s campaign associates.