"Like many others," said Epshteyn's attorney, "Mr. Epshteyn has received a broad, preliminary request for information from the House Intelligence Committee."
"This is a voluntary request. Mr. Epshteyn has not been subpoenaed nor do we anticipate that he will be. We have reached out to the Committee with several follow-up questions and we are awaiting their response in order to better understand what information they are seeking and whether Mr. Epshteyn is able to reasonably provide it."
Epshteyn, an attorney who was born in Moscow and emigrated to the U.S. as a child, met Eric Trump as a student at Georgetown. He left the White House in March, just two months after President Trump's inauguration, soon after the publication of a Politico article that described his testy relationship with television producers. He is now an analyst for Sinclair Broadcasting.
Hallie Jackson is the chief White House correspondent for NBC News.