Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to mention having met with the Russian ambassador and the head of a Russian bank when applying for national security clearance. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times
FOX News: Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says
A December meeting between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of the senior advisers in the Trump administration, and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower focused on Syria, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Monday.
During the meeting the Russians broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. That follows a recent report from The Washington Post alleging that Kushner wanted to develop a secure, private line with Russia.
The idea of a permanent back channel was never discussed, according to the source. Instead, only a one-off for a call about Syria was raised in the conversation.
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WNU Editor: More anonymous sources .... so take it for what it is worth. I know Russia has been trying for almost two years to have better communications with the U.S. .... Russia And The West Are No Longer Talking To Each Other (June 9, 2015) .... so bringing up the idea that a secured line should be established does not surprise me. What I am curious about is that if this story was true .... what was the response of Jared Kushner.