President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, discussed opening up a secret channel of communication with the Kremlin with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, in December, almost two months before Trump’s inauguration, according to a new report in the Washington Post on Friday.

“Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate — a proposal that would have carried security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team,” notes the Post.

At that December meeting at Trump Tower, which also attended by Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, Kushner asked Kislyak, a Russian spy himself, about using Russia’s diplomatic facilities to open up a secure channel in order to avoid being monitored by US intelligence.

“The idea,” one intelligence officer told the Post, “seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy.”

Read more at The Washington Post

 

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