An ex-CIA official is suggesting that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, was very likely following Trump’s orders when he asked the Russian ambassador to establish a secret and direct line of communication with the Kremlin, reports Mary Papenfuss.

“I’m going to presume he did this at the behest of the president-elect of the United States,” former CIA official Phillip Mudd said on CNN on Monday.

CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza agreed, saying he didn’t believe for a second that Kushner was “lone-wolfing” on a decision of this magnitude without the president’s knowledge and/or blessing, particularly during the Trump administration’s transition period.

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), has requested a review of Kushner’s security clearance.


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