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Trump's son-in-law behind secret communications channel with Moscow...

Report: Russian Ambassador Told Moscow Kushner Wanted a Private Channel to Kremlin
May 26, 2017 - The Washington Post is reporting that Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, discussed with Russia's ambassador to Washington the possibility of setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.
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The Post quoted U.S. officials Friday as saying that the move was meant to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from scrutiny. The Post's sources said Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner made the proposal during an early-December meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. The sources said the information was detected through intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials.


White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, looks on during a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and leaders at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

On Thursday, U.S. news outlets reported that Kushner is being investigated by the FBI in its probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Post reported last week that a senior White House official close to the president was a significant focus of the high stakes investigation, although it did not name Kushner then. The FBI's focus on Kushner does not necessarily mean he is suspected of a crime, nor is he considered a subject of the bureau's wider probe of Russia. This latest revelation comes two weeks after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who was responsible for overseeing the probe.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation. Separately, at least four congressional committees are conducting their own probes into the matter. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin, amid accusations from U.S. intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a sweeping campaign to tilt the vote in the Republican's favor.

Report: Russian Ambassador Told Moscow Kushner Wanted a Private Channel to Kremlin
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Trump to Set Up 'War Room,' Seek to Repel Attacks Over Russia Probe
May 26, 2017 | WASHINGTON — Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency.
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Trump's advisers are planning to establish a "war room" to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after November's presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. The strategic shake-up comes as Republicans in Washington increasingly have fretted that the probe, continued chaos in the West Wing and Trump's steady slide in opinion polls will derail the president's drive to reform health care, cut taxes and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. Upon Trump's return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trump's former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head an investigation, the sources said.

Advancing agenda

Beyond pushing back at suggestions that Moscow is unduly influencing Trump's administration, the messaging effort will also focus on advancing Trump's stalled policy agenda and most likely involve more trips out of Washington that will feature the kind of raucous rallies that were the hallmark of Trump's campaign. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the "new reality" that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9. "Since the firing of Comey, that really exposed the fact that the White House in its current structure ... is not prepared for really a one-front war, let alone a two-front war," the person said. "They need to have a structure in place that allows them to stay focused" while "also truly fighting back on these attacks and these leaks."


Steve Bannon, left, talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in the Oval Office of the White House

The White House declined to comment on plans for a "war room" but said Trump would be looking to expand on momentum it believes it has built up during the president's trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Europe. A White House official confirmed plans to hold more rallies. Trump returns to Washington on Saturday from his first trip abroad as president. "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.

Kushner, Bannon involved

Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump, will be involved in the new strategic messaging operation, as will Steve Bannon, another top adviser who specializes in managing Trump's populist appeal and shaping his political image, the sources said. Bannon and Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, have been laying the groundwork for the plan this week, they added. On Thursday, NBC News and The Washington Post reported that Kushner, who held several meetings with Russian officials following the election, is a focus of the probe, making him the first current White House official to be linked to it, although Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, is also expected to be part of the effort. Lewandowski, who has been seen in the White House recently, could join the administration as early as next week, a source close to him said.

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What Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn were seeking, according to intercepted communications of Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak to Moscow, was the use of Russian diplomatic facilities and encrypted Russian communications to hide the White House-Kremlin back channel. They wanted no one to know that the Trump transition team was colluding with Moscow to remove US sanctions on Russia etc.

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What Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn were seeking, according to intercepted communications of Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak to Moscow, was the use of Russian diplomatic facilities and encrypted Russian communications to hide the White House-Kremlin back channel. They wanted no one to know that the Trump transition team was colluding with Moscow to remove US sanctions on Russia etc.

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Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials in the Oval Office on 15 May 2017.
Do you ever read your own articles?...

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President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner talked with the Russian ambassador in December about establishing a back channel for communications, ABC News has learned from two sources.
Unnamed sources...GOSPEL!!!

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Russia occasionally attempts to deliberately disclose misleading information when it believes it is being monitored, allowing for the possibility that the request from Kushner did not actually occur, the Post story noted.
So the report that "something happened" can't even be VERIFIED!!!!!!!...

WTF kind of reporting is this?!?!?!...Answer = Liberal...
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Kinda reminds me of Benghazi. I don't recall the conservobots wanted real evidence then.
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Unnamed sources...GOSPEL!!!

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So the report that "something happened" can't even be VERIFIED!!!!!!!...

WTF kind of reporting is this?!?!?!...Answer = Liberal...
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Kinda reminds me of Benghazi. I don't recall the conservobots wanted real evidence then.
I don't recall the media pushing out stories that "maybe" something happened..Maybe you can set me straight?...
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Uh, lets see...the hell fire drone...AC130 ready to cut down the terrorist Obama called off...the company of Marines Obama wouldn't let intervene...the F18 Obama wouldn't let do a fly over to scare off (the stupidest one by the way) to scare off the terrorist...Obama hiding in his bedroom...and still, to this day, not a ounce of evidence of wrongdoing in Benghazi. At least with President Trump there does seem to be a **** load of Russians around. But still I have not seen any evidence of wrong doing. This country would be in a lot better shape if people could think critically on their own ranther than checking with Fox or MSM to see what to think.
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Do you ever read your own articles?...

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Unnamed sources...GOSPEL!!!

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So the report that "something happened" can't even be VERIFIED!!!!!!!...

WTF kind of reporting is this?!?!?!...Answer = Liberal...
telephone conversations between any russian authorities (and if you're in big business you are in the hierarchy of politics in russia) and a US candidate's or administrative staff, is tapped.
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What Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn were seeking, according to intercepted communications of Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak to Moscow, was the use of Russian diplomatic facilities and encrypted Russian communications to hide the White House-Kremlin back channel. They wanted no one to know that the Trump transition team was colluding with Moscow to remove US sanctions on Russia etc.

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Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials in the Oval Office on 15 May 2017.
I love your sense of adventure, just hanging it all out there for all to see. A secret communications path between heads of state sounds good to me. We have lots of issues concerning Russia where communications would be useful.
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I love your sense of adventure, just hanging it all out there for all to see. A secret communications path between heads of state sounds good to me. We have lots of issues concerning Russia where communications would be useful.
might sound good to your uneducated mind yes. if you study civics however you'll change that statement
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I love your sense of adventure, just hanging it all out there for all to see. A secret communications path between heads of state sounds good to me. We have lots of issues concerning Russia where communications would be useful.
That's the thing.
There are "secret channels" to every government we have diplomatic relations with. This load of bullcrap storyline is so assinine.
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