What Crimes Could Jared Kushner Have Committed? Judge Nap Weighs In

Kelly's common-sense reply was that, "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable".

"Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing", he said.

Trump defended his son-in-law in a statement on Sunday night.

"I don't like it", the Republican lawmaker said Monday in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "7:30" when asked about President Donald Trump's son-in-law's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper said Kushner's links with Moscow "certainly arouses your concern about what is going on, given Russian Federation... is our primary adversary".

"If not, then there's no way he can maintain that kind of a clearance", Schiff said.

Investigators are reportedly looking into whether one reason Trump officials wanted a direct line to the Kremlin was to discuss the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russian Federation over the conflict in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

If Trump didn't know anything about what Kushner was doing, it would be to his benefit to say exactly that. They also said the secure channel, in part, sought to connect Michael T. Flynn, a campaign adviser who became Trump's first national security adviser, and military officials in Moscow.

The Post gathered the information for this story via unnamed US officials briefed on intelligence reports.

That might have a bigger impact on White House operations than they realize.

Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before.

That's potentially bad news for Jared Kushner. So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders.

Donald Trump may have ordered Jared Kushner to try and set up a secret communication link with Russian Federation, a former Central Intelligence Agency official has claimed.

Senior administration officials have brushed off concerns of a back-channel link.

Trump semi-regularly retweets items from FOX News and promotes shows from the network.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies", Trump tweeted. Last week reports claimed Mr Kushner had discussed setting up private back channels to the Kremlin with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News.

However, the eve of his return brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report about Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of the reach of United States spymasters.

The conversation about Kushner's back channel would likely be different if these discussions were taking place post-election, Wanis-St.

Kushner, is one of Trump's closest advisers. Trump has privately and publicly pinned some of the blame for his administration's rough start on the White House's communications strategy.

Saturday: Reuters reported that Kushner had made undisclosed contacts with Kislyak between April and November a year ago. Gorkov was trained by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is now a focus of the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's associates and Moscow.

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