Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin, Washington Post reports

Elias Hubbard
May 27, 2017

Sessions is just the latest in a growing list of current and former Trump associates who have come under fire for being less than forthcoming about their past links to Russian Federation. It has frankly taken me a while to absorb what it means and I'm still trying to.

"From my perspective, I think the president should be doing the stuff that he does best, which is talking about his agenda: jobs, trade and security", Ruddy said.

Multiple US officials tell CNN that to this day Russian Federation is trying to spread false information in the US - through elected officials and American intelligence and law enforcement operatives - in order to cloud and confuse ongoing investigations.

"I know that I'm not under investigation. Me".

In other words: When the Russians want to spy or meddle in other nation's affairs, their go-to move is to find people from that nation to cuddle up with - or to blackmail, if it gets to that.

European leaders remain deeply skeptical of President Trump's intentions after their interactions with the new US president at the G7 summit.

The contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials during the presidential campaign coincided with what US intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House and damage his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Michael Flynn. Kushner. Now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Further muddying the picture is the fact that Mr Kushner omitted to mention his meetings with Mr Kislyak and Mr Gorkov from White House security clearance forms, according to The New York Times, although his lawyers said that was an oversight and would be corrected. The omission was stark, given Trump's wavering on the commitment during the campaign trail and his otherwise sharp focus on other countries boosting their defense expenditures.

Kushner, 36, is married to Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and the two have become trusted advisors to the President. Forgetting to disclose your meetings with the Russians.

To date, neither Kushner nor the family real estate firm has commented on the meeting with VEB.

We learned about the meeting back in March.

Here are the known meetings of Kushner with Russian officials since his father-in-law was elected.

Brennan emphasized to the House Intelligence Committee: "These are contacts that might have been totally, totally innocent and benign as well as those that might have succumbed somehow to those Russian efforts".

A letter from the committee, one of the four main inquiries into the election interference and possible Trump campaign collusion, asked for all documents going back to 2015, the Post reported.

"The president has had an incredibly successful trip overseas and the White House looks forward to continuing an aggressive messaging strategy to highlight his agenda when we return to D.C.", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

Gorkov said in a statement issued by Vnesheconombank earlier this year that his meeting with Kushner was one of a series of meetings with foreign business leaders as part of a strategic review in 2016. But why their investigation has led them to Kushner is clearer.

FBI investigators are examining whether Russians suggested to Mr Kushner or other Trump aides that relaxing economic sanctions would allow Russian banks to offer financing to people with ties to Mr Trump, said the current USA law enforcement official.

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