Saturday, May 27, 2017
BOMBSHELL: Trump's Son In Law, Jared Kushner, Allegedly Discussed Opening A Secret Line Of Communications With Russia
According to the Washington Post, Kushner discussed obtaining such a line of secret communication with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak in order that their conversations would remain hidden from the eyes and ears of US intelligence.
In a wickedly ironic twist the talks were intercepted by US inteligence agencies in December, before Trump’s had taken office.
Kushner apparently suggested using Russia's secure communications gear at one of it's embassies or consulates as the secure the channel to avoid being monitored by any US agencies.
Kislyak, who is widely believed to be involved with Russia’s spying operations, was reportedly taken aback by the suggestion because it would have carried security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team.
Attending that meeting between Kushner and Kislyak was former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in February after discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with the ambassador and then lying about it.
Current and former US intelligence officials when asked about Kushner's request for a secret back channel called it “naive” or “crazy” given the FBI’s close tabs on Russian officials in the US. Some have even accused Kushner of engaging in treason and/or espionage as he is an an American citizen allegedly working in league with a hostile government.
All I ask is that you imagine if this had been done by President Hillary Clinton's closest advisor and/or Chelsea Clinton's husband!!!! How do you think the Republicans would have reacted?
The Post's article comes one day after it had reported that Kushner was under investigation as part of the FBI’s probe into whether Trump’s campaign team actively colluded with Russian officials to try to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
As of tonight the only statement from the White House described the Kushner/Kislyak meeting as routine.
The Post’s article about Kushner is just the latest in a string of reports about Trump associates’ alleged ties to Russian officials.