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trump son-in-law jared kushner met with russian ambassador during transition


a white house official said president trump's son-in-law jared kushner and the man who would become national security advisor, michael flynn, met with russia's ambassador to the u.s. in december. the official called the sit-down at trump tower in new york a "brief courtesy meeting." the official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and insisted on anonymity. flynn resigned last month after admitting that he misled vice president mike pence and other white house officials about his contacts with russian ambassador sergey kislyak. the trump team's public accounting of flynn's conversations with the ambassador have changed multiple times. the white house did not confirm the in-person meeting — or kushner's contact with the ambassador — until thursday. the new york times cited whit






kushner, flynn met with russian envoy in december


jared kushner, donald trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, participated in the meeting at trump tower with michael flynn and sergey kislyak, the russian ambassador.washington — michael flynn, then donald trump’s incoming national-security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the russian ambassador in december to “establish a line of communication” between the new administration and the russian government, the white house said thursday.jared kushner, trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at trump tower with flynn and sergey kislyak, the russian ambassador. it is flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the russian envoy; the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, kislyak and current and forme






flynn said to have consulted kushner on russian contact


washington — michael flynn, the retired general who vigorously campaigned at donald trump's side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty friday to lying to the fbi about reaching out to the russians on trump's behalf and said members of the president's inner circle were intimately involved with — and at times directing — his contacts.his plea to a single felony count of false statements made him the first official of the trump white house to be charged so far in the criminal investigation by special counsel robert mueller. and his action could be an ominous sign for a white house shadowed for the past year by investigations, turning flynn into a potentially key government cooperator as prosecutors examine whether the trump campaign and russia worked together






mueller's team questioned kushner about flynn


president donald trump’s son-in-law jared kushner has been questioned by special counsel robert mueller’s team about former national security adviser michael flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed wednesday.the person said the questioning of kushner earlier this month was aimed in part at establishing whether kushner had any information on flynn that might be exculpatory. flynn was forced to resign in february after officials concluded he had misled them about his contacts with the russian ambassador.the confirmation of kushner’s interview came as prosecutors working for mueller postponed grand jury testimony related to flynn’s private business dealings.the reason for the postponement was not immediately clear, but it comes one week after attorneys for flynn alerted trum






flynn, kushner met with russian envoy in december, white house says


washington – michael flynn, then donald trump’s incoming national security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the russian ambassador in december to “establish a line of communication” between the new administration and the russian government, the white house said thursday.jared kushner, trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at trump tower with flynn and sergey kislyak, the russian ambassador. but among trump’s inner circle, it is flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the russian envoy — the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, kislyak and current and former u.s. officials have said.but the extent and frequency of their contacts remains unclear, and the disclosure of the meeting at trump tower






flynn, kushner met with russian envoy in december, white house says


washington – michael flynn, then donald trump's incoming national security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the russian ambassador in december to "establish a line of communication" between the new administration and the russian government, the white house said thursday.jared kushner, trump's son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at trump tower with flynn and sergey kislyak, the russian ambassador. but among trump's inner circle, it is flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the russian envoy — the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, kislyak and current and former u.s. officials have said.but the extent and frequency of their contacts remains unclear, and the disclosure of the meeting at trump tower






kushner 'discussed secret line to moscow' - us media reports


image copyrightreutersimage caption white house aide jared kushner is alleged to have met with the russian ambassador donald trump's son-in-law attempted to set up secret communications with moscow a month after mr trump's election, us media say.jared kushner wanted to use russian facilities to avoid us interception of discussions with moscow, the washington post and new york times said.mr kushner, a senior white house aide, has not commented.he is said to be under scrutiny by the fbi as part of its inquiry into russian interference favouring mr trump's win.reports in the us say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not necessarily suspected of a crime.'what if back-channel had come off' - by bbc's anthony zurcherimagine, for a moment, that jared kushner and michael






kushner 'discussed secret line to moscow' - us media reports


image copyrightreutersimage caption white house aide jared kushner is alleged to have met with the russian ambassador donald trump's son-in-law attempted to set up secret communications with moscow a month after mr trump's election, us media say.jared kushner wanted to use russian facilities to avoid us interception of discussions with moscow, the washington post and new york times said.mr kushner, a senior white house aide, has not commented.he is said to be under scrutiny by the fbi as part of its inquiry into russian interference favouring mr trump's win.reports in the us say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not necessarily suspected of a crime.'what if back-channel had come off' - by bbc's anthony zurcherimagine, for a moment, that jared kushner and michael






jared kushner and michael flynn met with russian envoy in december, white house


michael flynn, then donald trump’s incoming national security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the russian ambassador in december to “establish a line of communication” between the new administration and the russian government, the white house said thursday.jared kushner, trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at trump tower with flynn and sergey i. kislyak, the russian ambassador. but among trump’s inner circle, it is flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the russian envoy — the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, kislyak and current and former u.s. officials have said.but the extent and frequency of their contacts remains unclear, and the disclosure of the meeting at trump tower adds to t






what exactly does jared kushner know?


the washington post on thursday dropped another bombshell:"investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by jared kushner, president donald trump’s son-in-law and an influential white house adviser, as part of their probe into russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation."kushner, who held meetings in december with the russian ambassador and a banker from moscow, is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the russians, the people said. ...the post has not been told that kushner is a target — or the central focus — of the investigation, and he has not been accused of any wrongdoing."he might at a later point become a target, but he may merely be a witness to suspected “collusion.






jared kushner and mike flynn met with the russians in december


the new york times said on thursday afternoon that pres. donald trump’s son-in-law jared kushner and disgraced former national security adviser gen. mike flynn met with russian ambassador sergey kislyak in december between trump’s election and his inauguration.the white house made the stunning admission less than an hour after attorney gen. jeff sessions recused himself from investigations of russian meddling in the 2016 election.






jared kushner and mike flynn met with the russians in december


facebook, trump news, u.s. newsnew bombshell: jared kushner and mike flynn met with the russians in decemberdavid ferguson02 mar 2017 at 16:49 etthe new york times said on thursday afternoon that pres. donald trump’s son-in-law jared kushner and disgraced former national security adviser gen. mike flynn met with russian ambassador sergey kislyak in december between trump’s election and his inauguration.the white house made the stunning admission less than an hour after attorney gen. jeff sessions recused himself from investigations of russian meddling in the 2016 election. report typos and corrections to [email protected]‘they don’t care about anyone’: musician cancels sxsw show after contract threatens to deport artistsnewest videosnewest stories






msnbc host stunned when spy catcher insists jared kushner is ‘absolutely’ a russ


msnbc host stephanie ruhle reacted with shock on monday when one of her guests insisted that trump son-in-law jared kushner should now be considered a russian agent.naveed jamali, a former fbi double agent and author of the book how to catch a russian spy, stunned ruhle when he insisted that kushner is “absolutely” a russian agent, and he said that we already have enough information to determine that he has been compromised by russia.“we already have michael flynn, we already have a relationship with the russians that goes back to at least 2014,” he explained. “i think the fbi is going to look back, three to four years, to see if there’s potentially more connections to the russians.”ruhle was still skeptical about jamali’s assertion, however, and said that accusing kushner of being a russi






source says mueller investigators questioned kushner about flynn


president donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner has been questioned by special counsel robert mueller's team of investigators about former national security adviser michael flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed wednesday to the associated press.the person said the questioning of kushner earlier this month took about 90 minutes or less and was aimed in part at establishing whether kushner had any information on flynn that might be exculpatory. the person said multiple white house witnesses have been asked about their knowledge of flynn, who was forced to resign from the white house in february after officials concluded he had misled them about his contacts with the russian ambassador.the confirmation of kushner's interview came as prosecutors working for mueller postpo






kushner questioned this month by mueller's investigators about flynn, source say


president donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner has been questioned by special counsel robert mueller's team of investigators about former national security adviser michael flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed wednesday to the associated press.the person said the questioning of kushner earlier this month took about 90 minutes or less and was aimed in part at establishing whether kushner had any information on flynn that might be exculpatory. the person said multiple white house witnesses have been asked about their knowledge of flynn, who was forced to resign from the white house in february after officials concluded he had misled them about his contacts with the russian ambassador.the confirmation of kushner's interview came as prosecutors working for mueller postpo






jared kushner and mike flynn met with the russians in december


facebook, trump news, u.s. newsnew bombshell: jared kushner and mike flynn met with the russians in decemberdavid ferguson02 mar 2017 at 16:49 etthe new york times said on thursday afternoon that pres. donald trump’s son-in-law jared kushner and disgraced former national security adviser gen. mike flynn met with russian ambassador sergey kislyak in december between trump’s election and his inauguration.the white house made the stunning admission less than an hour after attorney gen. jeff sessions recused himself from investigations of russian meddling in the 2016 election. report typos and corrections to [email protected] trump reverse an obama order last month because he knew there would be a sessions-russia investigation?newest videosnewest stories






mueller's team questioned kushner about flynn


by eric tucker and chad day | associated presswashington — president donald trump’s son-in-law jared kushner has been questioned by special counsel robert mueller’s team of investigators about former national security adviser michael flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed wednesday to the associated press.the person said the questioning of kushner earlier this month took about 90 minutes or less and was aimed in part at establishing whether kushner had any information on flynn that might be exculpatory. the person said multiple white house witnesses have been asked about their knowledge of flynn, who was forced to resign from the white house in february after officials concluded he had misled them about his contacts with the russian ambassador.the confirmation of kushner






jared kushner questioned about michael flynn in mueller's russia probe, rep


the questioning was aimed in part at establishing whether kushner had any information on flynn that might be exculpatory.        






kushner 'discussed secret line to moscow' - us media reports


image copyrightreutersimage caption white house aide jared kushner is alleged to have met with the russian ambassador donald trump's son-in-law attempted to set up secret communications with moscow a month after mr trump's election, us media say.jared kushner wanted to use russian facilities to avoid us interception of discussions with moscow, the washington post and new york times said.mr kushner, a senior white house aide, has not commented.he is said to be under scrutiny by the fbi as part of its inquiry into russian interference favouring mr trump's win.reports in the us say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not necessarily suspected of a crime.the most recent reports - which cited us officials as sources - said mr kushner had spoken with moscow's ambassador






russian ambassador told moscow that kushner sought secret communications channel


in a friday night news dump, the washington post revealed that one of the reasons for the increased scrutiny might be from jared kushner speaking to the russian ambassador about setting up secret communications between president donald trump and the kremlin. to make matters worse, retired lt. gen. michael flynn was in the room at the time. russian ambassador sergei kislyak reported back to moscow about the request made dec. 1 or 2 during a meeting at trump tower, according to intercepts of russian communications. the meeting was not disclosed to the public until march and the white house claimed it wasn’t significant. those familiar with the investigation said that the fbi considers it to be significant enough to increase its scrutiny into kushner and his contacts.neither meeting was being






dem senator says kushner guilty of same sins as mike flynn


sen. chris murphy (d-ct) called on president donald trump to fire son-in-law jared kushner for repeatedly — and possibly illegally — lying about his contacts with russia during the presidential campaign.nbc news reporter peter alexander asked the white house to comment on kushner’s security clearance after the president’s son released emails showing they knowingly met with a russian government lawyer promising to help the campaign, but the administration refused to comment.“i think the bigger question is why jared kushner still has a job,” murphy told msnbc’s “morning joe.”the connecticut democrat said kushner, at best, neglected to tell his superiors about the meeting he and the president’s son took with a russian attorney promising damaging information about hillary clinton.“if that’s th






in flynn, mueller unearths more lies _ and a key witness


washington — more smoke but no smoking gun.michael flynn's guilty plea friday added a new layer of lies to the far-reaching investigation into ties between president donald trump and russia, and put heightened scrutiny on the president's son-in-law, jared kushner. but flynn's admission, and all of the criminal cases thus far, have not resolved the fundamental question special counsel robert mueller is seeking to answer:did trump's campaign collude with russia to win the election?still, mueller has left no doubt that his investigators have amassed a wealth of knowledge about the contacts between trump associates and the russians, and they're looking to gather more facts from flynn, a new key cooperator.by forcing flynn's assistance, mueller gains someone who can put him in the room with tru






flynn said to have consulted with kushner on contacts with russians


washington — michael flynn, the retired general who campaigned at donald trump's side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty friday to lying to the fbi about reaching out to the russians on trump's behalf and said members of the president's inner circle were intimately involved with — and at times directing — his contacts.flynn's plea to a single felony count of false statements made him the first official of the trump white house to admit guilt so far in a wide-ranging criminal investigation by special counsel robert mueller.it also establishes flynn as a key cooperator and likely witness in the federal investigation into whether russia and associates of the president collaborated to influence the 2016 u.s. presidential election in trump's favor.friday's de






kushner 'discussed secret line to moscow' - us media reports


image copyrightreutersimage caption white house aide jared kushner is alleged to have met with the russian ambassador donald trump's son-in-law explored the possibility of setting up a secret line of communication with moscow, according to us media reports.jared kushner is said to have discussed creating the channel during a meeting in december, reports in the washington post and new york times said.the senior white house aide has not commented on the latest reports.mr kushner is understood to be under scrutiny by the fbi as part of its wider investigation into russian links.reports in the us say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not necessarily suspected of a crime.the most recent reports - which cited us officials as sources - said mr kushner had spoken with mo






report: trump's son-in-law jared kushner proposed secret communications with rus


president trump's son-in-law and top adviser, jared kushner, proposed to the russian envoy that a secret communications channel could be set up between the transition team and the kremlin, the washington post reported friday.this would involve using russian diplomatic facilities to prevent the monitoring of conversations between top trump officials and russia, according to the post, which cited u.s. officials briefed on the intelligence.the report stemmed from information about a conversation russian ambassador to the u.s. sergey kislyak had with his superiors in moscow about kushner's proposal, which came up during a meeting in early december -- on dec. 1 or 2 -- at trump tower, the post reported.kislyak, according to the post, told moscow that it was kushner's idea to use the russian dip






trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with russian envoy: sources


u.s. president donald trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, jared kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the russian ambassador to the united states during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former u.s. officials told reuters. those contacts included two phone calls between april and november last year, two of the sources said. by early this year, kushner had become a focus of the fbi investigation into whether there was any collusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin, said two other sources – one current and one former law enforcement official.kushner initially had come to the attention of fbi investigators last year as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser michael flynn’s connections with russian officials, th






house dems pressure wh on kushner, flynn security clearances


washington (ap) — democrats on a house committee are pressuring the white house to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former national security adviser michael flynn and jared kushner, president donald trump’s son-in-law.members of the house oversight and government reform committee say in a letter that they have “serious concerns” about how the white house is handling classified information and who is allowed to access to such sensitive material.the letter, citing press reports, singles out kushner for failing to disclose numerous contacts with foreign officials on his security clearance questionnaire. it also questions why the white house allowed flynn to have access to classified information after learning that he had misled administration official






report: investigators examine kushner's meeting with russian banker


in addition to jared kushner's meeting with russian envoy sergey kislyak, congressional and federal investigators are also closely scrutinizing another meeting mr. trump's son-in-law and top aide had during the transition period, the new york times reported monday.in mid-december, kushner met with russian banker, sergey gorkov, who is an associate of russian president vladimir putin. gorkov is the head of vnesheconombank, a state-owned russian entity that is the subject of u.s. government sanctions. gorkov was trained by russia's federal security service (fsb). he has not played a diplomatic role for putin, which prompted questions about why he was meeting with kushner during the transition, according to the times, which cited current and former officials in its report.playvideocbs this mo






the latest: kushner met with russian before inauguration


washington — the latest on attorney general jeff sessions' talks with the russian ambassador (all times local):6:40 p.m.a white house official says president donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner and the man who would become national security adviser, michael flynn, met with russia's ambassador to the u.s. in december.the official calls the sit-down at new york's trump tower a "brief courtesy meeting."flynn was fired last month because he misled vice president mike pence and other white house officials about his contacts with russian ambassador sergey kislyak.the trump team's public accounting of flynn's conversations with the ambassador have changed multiple times. the white house did not confirm the in-person meeting — or kushner's contact with the ambassador — until thursday.the offic






olbermann blisters jared kushner and ivanka trump


broadcaster keith olbermann began his gq show the resistance demanding the arrest of jared kushner.“i call for the immediate arrest of jared kushner,” olbermann urged.“if he should not be suspected of money-launder, racketeering, and influence peddling, then he should be suspected of obstruction of justice and espionage,” olbermann explained, before adding, “and possibly worse.”olbermann cited 18 u.s. code § 794, which says that anyone convicted of violating such federal law, “shall be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years or for life.”“these people do not believe in the law, these people do not believe in patriotism, these people do not believe in the united states of america,” olbermann stated. “these people — kushner, his wife, trump, general allen, general mcmaster






jared kushner to meet with senate intelligence committee in russia probe


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president trump's son-in-law jared kushner will face questions by senate investigators over a meeting with the russian ambassador. nathan rousseau smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains why. buzz60jared kushner arrives to attend president trump's press conference at the white house on feb. 16, 2017.(photo: nicholas kamm, afp/getty images) 19 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — jared kushner, president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is expected to meet with the senate intelligence committee in its investigation of russia's interference in the 2016 election, as congressional inquiries and a separate fbi investigation into possible ties between trump associates and russia officials threaten to engulf the administration.kushner volunteered to testify before th






jared kushner to meet with senate intelligence committee in russia probe


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president trump's son-in-law jared kushner will face questions by senate investigators over a meeting with the russian ambassador. nathan rousseau smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains why. buzz60jared kushner arrives to attend president trump's press conference at the white house on feb. 16, 2017.(photo: nicholas kamm, afp/getty images) 22 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — jared kushner, president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is expected to meet with the senate intelligence committee in its investigation of russia's interference in the 2016 election, as congressional inquiries and a separate fbi investigation into possible ties between trump associates and russia officials threaten to engulf the administration.kushner volunteered to testify before th






house dems pressure wh on kushner, flynn security clearances


washington — democrats on a house committee are pressuring the white house to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former national security adviser michael flynn and jared kushner, president donald trump's son-in-law and top aide.in a letter wednesday, 18 members of the house oversight and government reform committee said they have "serious concerns" about how the white house is handling classified information and who is being allowed access to such sensitive material.the letter, citing press reports, singles out kushner for failing to disclose numerous contacts with foreign officials on his security clearance questionnaire. it also questions why the white house allowed flynn to have access to classified information after learning that he had misled ad






the latest: ap sources link kt mcfarland to flynn papers


washington — the latest on the investigations into trump campaign associates and russian election interference (all times local):5:45 p.m.former deputy national security adviser kt mcfarland is an unnamed senior official referred to in the court papers filed in the michael flynn case.she was involved in a discussion with flynn about what he would say to russian government officials in response to u.s. sanctions imposed on russia last year.that's according to two former officials on president donald trump's transition team. they spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to public discuss the matter.mcfarland is identified in court papers filed friday as a "senior transition" official. papers filed by special counsel robert mueller show flynn contacted mcfarland on dec.






flynn guilty plea brings mueller investigation directly into the white house – l


the investigation into russian meddling in last year’s election hit the white house for the first time friday as president trump’s former national security advisor, michael flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with the russian ambassador and agreed to help investigators as they focus on other presidential aides.u.s. district court judge rudolph contreras said the retired three-star army general had agreed to provide "substantial assistance for prosecution of another person," giving special counsel robert s. mueller iii a critical leg up as he pursues the case.advertisementthe documents don’t identify that person. but a former official said jared kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior advisor, was the “very senior member” of trump’s transition team who direct






kushner agrees to speak to senate panel about russia


washington — president donald trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the senate intelligence committee about arranging meetings with the russian ambassador and other officials.the white house says jared kushner has agreed to speak with north carolina sen. richard burr's committee but has not yet received confirmation of a meeting. the white house noted that throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and transition kushner served as the main point of contact with foreign governments and officials.it was not immediately clear when or how the questioning would take place or whether kushner would be under oath.lawmakers have been investigating possible ties between trump's campaign and russian officials and whether russia meddled in the 2016 election.






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