Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior Advisor in the trump administration, on the search of a private channel of communication with the Kremlin, according to a new report in The Washington Post.
Kushner and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador in Washington, spoke of the possibility of the co-ordination of a secret and secure communication channel between the trump transition team and the Kremlin, the U.S. officials informed of the intelligence reports, told The Post.
At the same time, a new report from Reuters stated that Kushner had a minimum campaign of three previously unknown contacts with Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential. These contacts contain two calls between April and November 2016. Seven current and former U.S. officials confirmed the information with Reuters.
The Post Kushner said the use of the Russian diplomatic institutions as a way of shielding proposed to her pre-inauguration discussions of monitoring, Kislyak allegedly his superior told in Moscow. The idea was allegedly broached during a meeting between Kushner and Kislyak during an early December meeting in the Trump Tower.
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.
Michael Flynn, President Trump, former National security Advisor, also participated in the meeting.
The meeting was first communicated in March by the White house. But the FBI now had the opinion of the conference, in addition to other Kushner with a Russian banker, of the investigative interest, people familiar with the matter told the Post.
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The White house declined to comment on the report, such as Robert Kelner, a lawyer for Flynn.
The Russian Embassy did not respond to requests for comment.
Kislyak was supposed to allow surprised by the suggestion that an American Russian communication equipment your Consulate or Embassy would have as a proposed inherent safety risks both for the trump team for Moscow.
Messages of the Russian authorities in the USA are monitored by the FBI, which maintains ongoing monitoring of your diplomatic facilities. The National Security Agency, meanwhile, monitors Russian officials communications overseas.
News of the content of the reported discussions come under the recent reports that Kushner is under FBI scrutiny as part of the investigation on the possible collusion between the Trump campaign, and Russia.
Russia is known for the insertion of false information into the communications stream, it thinks it can be monitored, as part of efforts confusion analysts pins in the middle of US.
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News of the meeting came for The first time, Post an anonymous letter in December. The letter noted Kushner’s proposal, the communication channel with Kislyak. Anonymous officials have reviewed the letter, because The Post said that the section to mention, the secret channel was, in accordance with your understanding of the events.
Kushner allegedly told the Russians, he was aware of the political sensitivity of meeting to the public but that it is still necessary to communicate with Russian government representatives. In addition, the coordination of the communication channel, Kislyak, Kushner and Flynn talk also discussed to arrange a meeting between trump representatives and a “Russian contact” in a third country, reported the paper.
This contact was not seen, according to the anonymous quoted letter from The Post office.