Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Trump National Security Adviser 'Not Concerned' With Latest Reports About Kushner

Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and he also met past year with Sergey Gorkov, chairman of VneshEconomBank, a Russian government-owned institution that has been under U.S. sanctions since July 2014.

Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was surprised by Kushner's idea of the secret channel and passed it on to the Kremlin, the Post said.

Things do not appear to be going well for Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to Donald Trump.

Earlier this week it was reported that the FBI was investigating his contacts with Russian officials.

The FBI investigators looking into connections between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials are now turning their attention to a series of meetings held by Jared Kusher, the president's son-in-law.

If it's true, it's the most hard for them to explain in the context of an FBI investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the USA election and whether Trump's campaign helped. "If it's been publicly reported that he met with Russians, and the investigation has to do with administration officials meeting with Russians, well, then, they'll probably want to talk to everybody". The bank is under USA sanctions and was implicated in a 2015 espionage case in which one of its NY executives pleaded guilty to spying and was jailed. Trump also asked Comey to close down the FBI investigation into Flynn, two sources close to the former FBI director told NPR a week after Comey's firing.

The sources stress that the talk between Kushner and the Russian envoy about communications was focused on the US response to the crisis in Syria and other policy-related matters.

The information, which Kislyak relayed to Moscow after their meeting on December 1 or 2, was intercepted by the United States intelligence agencies, the daily said quoting an unnamed USA official briefed on intelligence reports.

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Keep in mind, the FBI is investigating whether people in the Trump campaign might have been involved in Russia's attempt to interfere in the 2016 election.

In a separate development, the Washington Post also reported that the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked Trump's political organization to produce all documents, emails and phone records dating from his campaign's launch in June 2015.

The White House disclosed the meeting between the Trump aides and Kislyak in March and played down its significance.

'What they'll be focusing on most strongly is Jared Kushner's meeting back in December with the Russian ambassador.

The New York Times said the line was never established.

Initially on Saturday, McMaster referred the first question about Kushner to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Post reporter Greg Miller, who shared a byline with two other reporters on the story, tells NPR establishing such a channel "would be pretty extraordinary". The omissions were described as an "administrative error" by Gorelick, who said additional information about his meetings were provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the day after he submitted his incomplete clearance application.

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