A December meeting between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior Advisor in the trump administration, and the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the Trump Tower was focused on Syria, a source close to Kushner told Fox News on Monday.
During the meeting, the Russians, the idea of coordination on a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner, a source close to Kushner told Fox News. According to a recent report by The Washington Post, who claims 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 phone call about Syria, raised in conversation.
JARED KUSHNER WANTED TO BE A SECRET COMMUNICATION CHANNEL WITH RUSSIA, THE NEW REPORT CLAIMS
Details of the meeting follow an NBC report that Kushner, who is married, is Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is currently under FBI scrutiny as part of the investigation on the possible collusion between the Trump campaign, and Russia.
Kushner suggested the use of the Russian diplomatic institutions as a way of shielding the pre-inauguration discussions with Kislyak of the monitoring, according to The Post.
Kislyak, allegedly, then the suggestion to his superiors in Moscow. This was on the Basis of the Russian communications, which have been investigated by U.S. officials, although neither the meeting nor the communications of Americans were involved, under US surveillance, the officials told the Post begins.
The source said, Fox News, the Kushner wants to tell the Congress about the meeting and all the others that are of interest to you.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.