Kushner Allegations Have No Basis; Backchannels are Routine

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Allegations that involve Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner persist, following U.S. media reports over the weekend. According to the Washington Post and New York Times, Kushner and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak discussed setting up  backchannel communications between Washington and Moscow, during the transition period in December..

The Post says Kushner, a senior White House aide, also suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications. The meeting was also attended by Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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