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Fri May 26, 2017, 07:12 PM

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-ambassador-told-moscow-that-kushner-wanted-secret-communications-channel-with-kremlin/2017/05/26/520a14b4-422d-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin



By Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller | May 26 at 7:01 PM

Jared Kushner and Russiaís ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trumpís transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, then President-elect Trumpís son-in-law and confidant, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.

The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trumpís first national security adviser.

The White House disclosed the fact of the meeting only in March, playing down its significance. But people familiar with the matter say the FBI now considers the encounter, as well as another meeting Kushner had with a Russian banker, to be of investigative interest.

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Reply Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin (Original post)
dalton99a May 2017 OP
WhiskeyGrinder May 2017 #1
justiceischeap May 2017 #2
Horse with no Name May 2017 #3
madaboutharry May 2017 #4
Skidmore May 2017 #5
secondwind May 2017 #6
mvd May 2017 #7
BadgerMom May 2017 #18
mvd May 2017 #20
Kablooie May 2017 #37
trof May 2017 #8
SummerSnow May 2017 #9
NightWatcher May 2017 #11
Barack_America May 2017 #10
flamingdem May 2017 #12
wishstar May 2017 #13
OldHippieChick May 2017 #14
Squinch May 2017 #15
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #32
PCIntern May 2017 #16
malaise May 2017 #17
kairos12 May 2017 #19
AntiFascist May 2017 #21
Gidney N Cloyd May 2017 #25
AntiFascist May 2017 #30
AntiFascist May 2017 #35
Justice May 2017 #22
blue neen May 2017 #23
MiddleClass May 2017 #24
H2O Man May 2017 #26
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #33
ProudLib72 May 2017 #27
bora13 May 2017 #28
MineralMan May 2017 #29
malaise May 2017 #31
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #34
cstanleytech May 2017 #36

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:16 PM

1. WELP.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:17 PM

2. Off to the greatest page for you. nt

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:17 PM

3. Well this might be inconvenient.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:18 PM

4. All roads lead to Russia.

I do not believe that any of this has a benign explanation.

This is something Michelle Goldberg said to Chris Hayes last night - Kushner and Ivanka are "elegant and poised" so people project onto them qualities they don't have. She said in reality the Trumps are a gangster family.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:21 PM

5. Jerk his security clearance

and get him outof the WH. That this was his suggestion is as bad as Flynn being NSA for 18 days.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:22 PM

6. K&R !!!!!!!!!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:24 PM

7. Impeach!!!!

This was a Russian takeover and the power hungry Repukes were all too willing participants.

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Response to mvd (Reply #7)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:42 PM

18. Were? No. Are

Öall too willing participants.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #18)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:55 PM

20. Definitely

No argument there

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Response to mvd (Reply #7)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:27 PM

37. Go talk to the Republicans. We are completely at their mercy.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:24 PM

8. uh oh

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:26 PM

9. Oh wow, hiding your conversations with the Russians?

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #9)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:29 PM

11. Concealing shows guilt

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:28 PM

10. Will Jared be returning to the United States?

Sounds like he may have some "friends" waiting to visit with him.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:29 PM

12. Trying to evade detection, woo hoo

Jared is toast

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:31 PM

13. Treasonous- Russian is our adversary and Trump wasn't President yet and they failed to disclose

The coverup and attempts to disguise are incredibly suspicious

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:32 PM

14. I so want to think I'm dreaming or this is some kind of joke. How

in God's name or any patriot's name can a loyal American think this is good news? I have never smacked anyone in the face in my entire life, but I would certainly like the opportunity to do that to Mr. Kushner. They do not care about anything or anyone but the almighty dollar. How disgusting. May they all rot in hell.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:32 PM

15. On another note: slap a curly wig on that guy and he's the murderous mother with the bodies

in the basement in a 70's Karen Black movie.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #15)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:55 PM

32. LOL!!!!

 

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:37 PM

16. Fucking treasonist commie bastards

What the fuck? I mean what the fuck?

AND I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE LIKE RUTH MARCUS USING PHRASES LIKE "POSSIBLY INADVERTENT". Such bullshit.

This is a series of seditious liars lying their asses off and betraying the USA.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:41 PM

17. Is it a coup yet?

Damn!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:55 PM

19. Another Putin boot licker.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 07:59 PM

21. Not only Kushner, but also Erik Prince...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/blackwater-founder-held-secret-seychelles-meeting-to-establish-trump-putin-back-channel/2017/04/03/95908a08-1648-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.102f48fc3162

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi≠mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.

...

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #21)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:21 PM

25. Sec'y Betsy DeVos's brother, for those not yet aware...

The plot thickens.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #25)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:37 PM

30. Also dealings with Libya...

https://www.democracynow.org/2016/3/25/erik_prince_in_the_hot_seat

In a major new exposť, The Intercept has revealed that the Justice Department is investigating Blackwater founder Erik Prince for possible money laundering, ties to Chinese intelligence, and attempts to broker military services to foreign governments. Prince is currently the chairman of Frontier Services Group, an aviation and logistics firm specializing in shipping in Africa. But documents obtained by The Intercept show that Prince has also set up shell companies to offer paramilitary services to at least a half-dozen African nations, including Libya. Both the United States and the United Nations have imposed a series of restrictions on military dealings in Libya.

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #30)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:19 PM

35. Fast forward to the bombing in Manchester blamed on terrorists from Libya...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/investigators-face-challenges-as-libya-becomes-a-key-focus-of-bombing-probe/2017/05/25/0e6a13b4-40be-11e7-b29f-f40ffced2ddb_story.html?utm_term=.12b2778bb55e

In March, Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, head of the Pentagonís Africa Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that instability in Libya and North Africa ďmay be the most significant near-term threatĒ to the interests of the United States and its allies in Africa.

...


Why was the high tech used in the Manchester bombing leaked to the NYT?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:12 PM

22. On CNN being covered extensively. Had WP journalist on - said WP received anonymous letter in DEC

about this meeting but had nothing to back it up - now have confirmed story with others.

Nicholas Burns is ripping Trump right now. Says Trump is weakest against Russia than any president since before WWII.

Jack Kingston was silenced by Burns. Said to Kingston - I hope you are right Jack but why the secrecy, makes no sense and went on and on.

WH now responding on this story - says no comment on WP story. Jeff Zeleny on CNN saying European allies all saying can Trump stand up to Putin.

Follow Steve Hall on Twitter - also very good.

Great panelists

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:14 PM

23. Whoa.

Effing traitor.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:19 PM

24. And they were worried about Hillary's emails

Because the basement, ex-presidential computer server "might" have compromised classified communications.



And these bastards, wanted to mainline Vladimir Putin with those type classified communications.


Do as I say not as I do. Hypocrites

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:21 PM

26. Recommended.

Last edited Fri May 26, 2017, 08:57 PM - Edit history (2)

Keep in mind that Kushner and Flynn sent Erik Prince to the island off of Africa, for a secret meeting to promote this, in January.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #26)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:56 PM

33. Good reminder.

 

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:22 PM

27. Well as long as it wasn't actually Donnie himself

He should still be golden.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:26 PM

28. if only alice knew

that all she had to do before going through the mirror
was to lay a land line behind her, she would have been all set.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:36 PM

29. There will be intercepts of much of this.

Whether they get revealed openly will depend on how far this goes in the courts, etc. The intelligence folks won't want them revealed, so it may lead quickly to a conclusion.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:41 PM

31. Maxine up now

David Kay Johnson says The Con must have known

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:58 PM

34. Why? Why did he/they need secret communications with Russia.

 

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:19 PM

36. Question is did he actually discuss this or is it more smoke the Russians are blowing to either

try and create more chaos in the US or is it an attempt to protect someone else that they are or were working with?

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