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US Officials Just Dropped A Kushner-Russia Bombshell That Spells Big Trouble For Trump

US Officials Just Dropped A Kushner-Russia Bombshell That Spells Big Trouble For Trump

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The Washington Post has just reported that intercepted communications between President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reveal that Kushner was attempting to set up a secret and secure back-channel communication link between Trump’s transition team and the Russian government.

We now know that Trump Tower meetings in early December attended by Jared Kushner, now-disgraced ex-National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn, and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak that both Flynn and Kushner failed to disclose on their security clearance forms were for arranging this secret back-channel.

Kislyak told his superiors in Moscow that Kushner wanted to use Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for this purpose, a proposal that was quickly rejected by Kisylak because it would compromise Russian intelligence-gathering efforts.

The proposal shows a shocking lack of understanding on Kushner’s part as to how intelligence gathering works; the US intelligence community closely monitors the communications of Russian diplomats – which is how they discovered this bombshell in the first place.

This is not the first time the Trump team has been exposed trying to set up a backchannel to the Kremlin. Former Blackwater CEO and brother to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Erik Prince, was dispatched to a secret meeting with the Russians in the Seychelles arranged by the United Arab Emirates in January for the purpose of setting up a secure communication link between Trump and Moscow.

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It goes without saying that this is devastating news for the Trump Administration, who must now try to explain why they wanted a secret channel to Moscow so badly if they weren’t involved in colluding with the Russians to swing the November 2016 election in favor of Trump.

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Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller should be very interested in what Kushner and Flynn have to say about this.

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