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(53,061 posts)
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:33 PM May 2017

Post: Russia probe current WH official - Guess Who! NBC CONFIRMS


The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

The sources emphasized that investigators remain keenly interested in people who previously wielded influence in the Trump campaign and administration but are no longer part of it, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Who do you think it is?

I have to think that it is Kushner, Trump signals that he is the only one he trusts because he has been involved in all of the international deals he has been doing.

UPDATE: NBC IS NOW CONFIRMING THE WP STORY *********************************************
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Post: Russia probe current WH official - Guess Who! NBC CONFIRMS (Original Post) grantcart May 2017 OP
I'm seeing things that point to Jared but I'm hoping for Sessions NightWatcher May 2017 #1
Sessions isn't a "White House official", he's Attorney General (n/t) Spider Jerusalem May 2017 #2
neither is Tillerson grantcart May 2017 #5
me too gopiscrap May 2017 #19
I would love to see him met at the plane on the way back lol grantcart May 2017 #25
OMG that would be great!!!! gopiscrap May 2017 #28
How perfect would that be? WOW Mad-in-Mo May 2017 #32
I Think Jared, Maybe Session but PLEASE PLEASE Be Tillerson Stallion May 2017 #3
I added the name but Tillerson isn't actually a White House Official. grantcart May 2017 #7
Why? ProfessorGAC May 2017 #46
Quid Pro Quo Stallion May 2017 #48
V.P. Pence itsrobert May 2017 #4
Pence was definately connected long ago via Manafort mhw May 2017 #8
My thoughts too Mad-in-Mo May 2017 #33
Kushner's name is the one showing up throughout multi blogs mhw May 2017 #6
He's the only one that is financial woven into everything. grantcart May 2017 #9
Shouldn't Trump's name be included? procon May 2017 #10
Too soon I think grantcart May 2017 #11
Fascinating. Maybe Kushner and Ivanka will skip the plane ride back. Autumn May 2017 #12
Wouldn't be funny if Ivanka gets a divorce attorney and they blame Jared for everything lol grantcart May 2017 #14
That would be Hilarious. Autumn May 2017 #15
Rex superpatriotman May 2017 #13
I can't choose between Kushner and Bannon. justiceischeap May 2017 #16
Those Are My Two Choices, Too Leith May 2017 #20
I don't see how they're not all involved in some way justiceischeap May 2017 #21
Whoever is closest to Flynn, ergo Pence. L. Coyote May 2017 #17
Technically Bannon's right hand is closest, been in love with each other for years. grantcart May 2017 #18
Could it be the Director of Oval Office Operations? n/t AntiFascist May 2017 #22
Kushner was the one who pushed for Comey's firing WhollyHeretic May 2017 #23
He was also the only one who urged for a counter attack grantcart May 2017 #24
+1 dalton99a May 2017 #31
Satan? nt Guy Whitey Corngood May 2017 #26
I'll take "Son-in-Law" for 500 rubles, Alex. WinkyDink May 2017 #27
lol grantcart May 2017 #43
Kushner. gademocrat7 May 2017 #29
I voted Sessions, but... Peachhead22 May 2017 #30
I'm hearing everywhere it's Kushner, and his name comes up on any potential list. GBizzle May 2017 #34
Jared is the mole Buckeyeblue May 2017 #35
I think Kushner. Other than Ivanka, he is the closest to Trump and thus in the middle of everything Abu Pepe May 2017 #36
ALL of them !!!!!!! trueblue2007 May 2017 #37
There is NO WAY that Jared Kushner would be involved! Mr. Ected May 2017 #38
Lets drag this shit show into the light workinclasszero May 2017 #39
there seems to be a pattern emerging lol grantcart May 2017 #40
Yes indeed workinclasszero May 2017 #41
Pence berni_mccoy May 2017 #42
bump flamingdem May 2017 #44
Baron! McCamy Taylor May 2017 #45
DU nailed it 6 days ago grantcart May 2017 #47


(53,061 posts)
5. neither is Tillerson
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:40 PM
May 2017

I went back and edited them in because their names were in the article and people mentioned them, but I agree both don't match the report.

Really the only one that really fits is Jared. Cohen is too smart and just joined the circus.


(6,481 posts)
3. I Think Jared, Maybe Session but PLEASE PLEASE Be Tillerson
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:38 PM
May 2017

....because that 's the jack-pot that would send a bunch of these guys away for life ie. the possibility of a conspiracy to open up the Russian oil fields-too speculative right now but that would be the BLOCKBUSTER


(6,481 posts)
48. Quid Pro Quo
Thu May 25, 2017, 08:56 PM
May 2017

exchange of financial benefits for changes in existing US Policy on Russian sanctions. ExxonMobil run by Tillerson had a $600 Billion partnership with the Russian state oil company to drill for Russian oil which was interrupted by Obama sanctions. Kushner could be part of that effort too but the closer it is to Tillerson the better.



(678 posts)
8. Pence was definately connected long ago via Manafort
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:46 PM
May 2017

We know there are a few other "higher up"s to chose from



(678 posts)
6. Kushner's name is the one showing up throughout multi blogs
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:41 PM
May 2017

All political sleuths seem to be pointing to Jared Kushner.

They shouldn't have let him out of the country.


(15,805 posts)
10. Shouldn't Trump's name be included?
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:48 PM
May 2017

From the latest breaking news, Trump was trying to reassure the Russians that the FBI investigation would essentially end with Comey's firing and the placement of friendly AG Sessions and a yet to be named FBI head, Joe Lieberman. That's collusion with Trump's name writ large.


(53,061 posts)
11. Too soon I think
Fri May 19, 2017, 03:53 PM
May 2017

Besides Kushner is EVERYWHERE.

I have been fighting a corrupt life insurance company for 12 years. They have just been sold to the Chinese.

This company which is owned by key relatives of senior Chinese communists. The CEO is married to the grand daughter of Deng Tso Peng.



(1,078 posts)
30. I voted Sessions, but...
Fri May 19, 2017, 05:39 PM
May 2017

...I pray to all that's good and holy that it's Kushner. Almost anyone else can be fired and thrown under the bus, and accused of "going rogue" to buy Trump a little more time. Except Trump's son-in-law!

Abu Pepe

(637 posts)
36. I think Kushner. Other than Ivanka, he is the closest to Trump and thus in the middle of everything
Fri May 19, 2017, 06:04 PM
May 2017

And I don't think they would go after just Ivanka - unless she is just dirty as hell and Kushner isn't.

Mr. Ected

(9,680 posts)
38. There is NO WAY that Jared Kushner would be involved!
Fri May 19, 2017, 06:11 PM
May 2017

Where would he find the time? After all, he's in charge of:

*Middle East peace
*Government reform/Opioid crisis management:
*Criminal justice reform
*Liaison to Mexico
*Liaison to China
*Liaison to the Muslim community

Maybe we need to add:

*Collusion with Russia to throw the 2016 national election

Got to hand it to young Jared, he sure knows how to multi-task.



(28,270 posts)
39. Lets drag this shit show into the light
Fri May 19, 2017, 06:17 PM
May 2017

I can't wait to see Trump and his crime family on trial for treason!

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