Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

US Media Reports of No Evidence of Kushner, Trump Campaign Misdeeds

Christy Curtis | 02 June, 2017, 02:42

The president today retweeted a Fox News story with no byline citing one unnamed source that said the Russians were the first to suggest the idea of a back channel, not Kushner.

Kushner failed to disclose meetings during the transition period with Russian officials and the head of a state-linked bank under USA sanctions on forms used to obtain the clearance. It was not intended as a permanent line for talks.

Last week national media broke reports that President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, may have had inappropriate contact with Russian officials during the presidential transition period.

Congressional sources told ABC News they have additional concerns about interactions with VEB Bank because of the recent involvement of a senior VEB executive, Evgeny Buryakov, in a Russian spy ring dismantled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Is Trump promoting information he knows to be true?

On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted about the amount of coverage of the Russian investigation, making reference to "fake news".

"What that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner, so it doesn't predispose you toward any sort of content of that conversation or anything", McMaster said. "#FakeNews is the enemy!" When CNN's Jim Acosta asked for an example, Spicer pointed towards the erroneous story that President Trump wasn't wearing his earpiece to receive the translation of a G7 speech from the Italian Prime Minister.

The second meeting between Flynn and Kislyak took place in December, but it wasn't the only time that Kushner met with a powerful Russian during the transition.

Although a Harvard graduate, he had little political or administrative experience before the 2016 presidential race, when at times Kushner appeared to be Trump's de facto campaign manager. "As part of our ongoing investigation into Russian active measures during the 2016 campaign, today we approved subpoenas for several individuals for testimony, personal documents and business records", Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, who are leading the committee probe, said in a joint statement.

Isn't this illegal? In 1953 the Rosenbergs were executed for selling secrets to the Russians, and Russia and communists were considered our adversaries! Why is no immediate judicial action being taken against Jared Kushner, or at the very least why hasn't his security clearance been revoked? They have built a thick skin over the past few months in the White House, and they recognize that a certain level of attention comes with the high-profile opportunities they have been given, per the official.The pair are living in a $7.4 million (US $5.5 million) rental property in Kalorama, giving them the freedom to return to New York City if things don't improve in the latter half of the year. With Dubke gone and Spicer facing a possible demotion after a string of disastrous press conferences, Trump is reportedly thinking of turning to one of his longtime allies, Kellyanne Conway, to solve his problems with the press.

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