President Trump National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster told reporters during a press conference at the G7 summit in Sicily, that he was “concerned” with reports that Jared Kushner tried to set up a diplomatic back channels with Russia.
McMaster initially, Kushner reports, but when asked if he would be worried if someone in the administration tried, the institution reported a return channel with the Kremlin, he said, “no”,” Reuters refused to speak.
“We have back-channel communication with any number of individual (countries). Thus, in General, through back-channel communication, which allows you to do is to not communicate in a discreet manner,” McMaster said, adding that “we are concerned.”
Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, reportedly proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian Ambassador in the USA
Kushner reportedly spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times about the creation, the communication to facilitate sensitive discussions on the exploration of the incoming administration, the options with Russia, as it was in the development of its Syria policy.
A lawyer for Kushner responded late on Friday about the alleged talks with Kislyak, said his client participated in a myriad of phone calls during this time, and not being claimed.
Kushner’s legal adviser has said, your client is investigators, in cooperation with the Federal government and Congress.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.