Republican witness at Mueller hearing: Kushner and Trump Jr. became ‘beholden to Putin’ by taking meeting – Raw Story. On Wednesday, Robert Anderson — former FBI assistant director of National Security — testified before Congress about the findings of the Mueller report.
Malcolm Nance: Trump Administration May Have Set Up Secret Network To Share Intel With Russia. Mike Flynn's sentencing memo could spell doom for Jared Kushner. Politics.theonion. Politics.theonion. Kushner Is Said to Have Ordered Flynn to Contact Russia. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea Friday for lying to the FBI is alarming news for Donald Trump.
But the first person it's likely to jeopardize will be the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Two former officials with the Trump transition team who worked closely with Flynn say that during the last days of the Obama administration, the retired general was instructed to contact foreign ambassadors and foreign ministers of countries on the U.N. Security Council, ahead of a vote condemning Israeli settlements. Flynn was told to try to get them to delay that vote until after Barack Obama had left office, or oppose the resolution altogether. That is relevant now because one of Flynn’s lies to the FBI was when he said that he never asked Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, to delay the vote for the U.N. At the time, the U.N. WATCH: Conservative hilariously explains why ‘bumbling fool’ Kushner is going to ‘fry’ Trump. A panel discussion on MSNBC’s Deadline White House veered off the possibility that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn might be flipping on President Donald Trump to the possibility that he may actually give up the goods on Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Prompted by host Nicolle Wallace, conservative commentator John Podhoretz detailed a history of Kushner, from running his dad’s company to advising Trump to fire James Comey, arguing it shows that he may be the one who destroys Trump because he is a “bumbling fool.” “I want to drill down on exactly two things, John,” Wallace began. “The hiring of Mike Flynn over the objections of Chris Christie, who’s a pretty strong-willed, blunt guy, who made his objections to bringing Mike Flynn into the White House with that kind of proximity to state secrets, to the president.
He was brought in over Chris Christie’s objections. And then, the knowledge and possible participation in the firing of Jim Comey.” Watch the video below via MSNBC: Oops! Jared Kushner Was In Touch With Wikileaks And Russians, Too. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options!
</a> It's almost as if he's trying to hide something! Remind me again why Jared Kushner still has a security clearance? Via Politico: Jared Kushner received emails in September 2016 about WikiLeaks and about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” and forwarded them to another campaign official, according to a letter to his attorney from the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Sen.
In the letter, Grassley and Feinstein mentioned documents they were given by other witnesses on which Kushner was copied. “Other parties have produced September 2016 email communications to Mr. *Sergei Millian was a major source for Christopher Steele's Russia dossier -- and the pee tape allegation. Maddow's breakdown on Facebook revelations and their ramifications for Jared Kushner are a must-see. After months and months or claiming either ignorance or flat-out denying any internal evidence of Russian hanky-panky going on during the election on social networking giant Facebook, Facebook finally admitted on Wednesday that a Russian troll farm bought at least $100,000 worth of ads during the 2016 election cycle.
Rachel Maddow went on air just hours after that revelation hit the front pages of numerous media outlets and her breakdown of exactly what the ramifications of this admission mean is excellent. First, Maddow gives the history of what we now understand the intelligence community understands about Russia’s online activities surrounding our elections, that date back to May of last year. Maddow: We know about the timing, about how all these things stacked up. We can put more dots on the map and items on the time line in terms of how they all connect and fall in order.
But we've known the basics what the Russians did for about nine months now, right? Yes. Kushner to Interns: Trump Team Too Disorganized to Collude With Russia. The State Department plans to scale back its diplomatic presence at this year’s annual U.N. gathering of world leaders in September, a cost-saving initiative that delivers another powerful signal that America is deepening its retreat from international diplomacy, according to four well-placed diplomatic sources.
For more than seven decades, American presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have attended the fall U.N. General Assembly general debate in New York to project their vision of American foreign policy to the world. They have been accompanied by a growing entourage of American diplomats, lawyers and technical experts who negotiate a wide range of issues, from nuclear arms treaties to climate change pacts and conflicts. But the ranks of professional diplomats, aides and officials that attend the event to promote American policy priorities on a range of issues will be thinned out. The U.N. Jared Kushner may have just been caught violating the Presidential Records Act — here’s why.
How Jared Kushner Helped the Russians Get Inside Access to the Trump Campaign. If you read Jared Kushner’s statement to congressional committees looking for evidence of a crime, there isn’t much there.
But if you read it from the perspective of the Russians trying to gain a toehold—or more—inside the Trump campaign, you realize how easy he made it for them. Kushner’s damning account: At the very least, he’s in over his head. What’s at stake for Kushner, Trump Jr. and Manafort in their upcoming Senate hearings Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear before Senate committees next week.
Jared Kushner just threw Donald Trump Jr. under the bus. Bigly. Kushner says he ‘did not collude with Russia’ during campaign After meeting privately with Senate investigators on July 24, Jared Kushner, President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, said his "actions were proper" during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Why Jared Kushner has had to update his disclosure of foreign contacts more than once. Special counsel Robert S.
Mueller III is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s evolving disclosure of foreign contacts during the security clearance process, legal analysts said, and it is possible that the president’s son-in-law could be in legal jeopardy for not fully detailing the interactions from the start. Kushner, one of President Trump’s closest advisers, has filed three updates to his national security questionnaire since submitting it in mid-January, according to people familiar with the matter. That is significant because the document — known as an SF-86 — warns that those who submit false information could be charged with a federal crime and face up to five years in prison.
Prosecutions for filing erroneous SF-86 forms are rare — though the Justice Department has brought cases against those with intentional omissions, and people have been denied security clearance for incorrect forms, legal analysts said. “As Mr. World national-security Dallas shooting updates. Kushner being eyed as key figure in helping Russia improve its cyberattack. In Florida, GOP organizer Aaron Nivens already talked publicly (and joyfully) about how he assisted Russian hackers with just such a problem in his state. … going through what the hacker sent as someone who “actually knows what some of these documents mean,” the GOP consultant said he “realized it was a lot more than even Guccifer knew that he had.” … More impressed after studying the voter-turnout models, Mr.
Nevins told the hacker, “Basically if this was a war, this is the map to where all the troops are deployed.” And for anyone still pondering the “anything of value” portion of laws against colluding with foreign powers in an election, Nivens fills in that blank. At another point, he told the hacker, “This is probably worth millions of dollars. " Kremlin-backed bank contradicts Kushner's explanation for December meeting.
Second, Kushner reportedly met with VEB chief and Putin ally Sergey Gorkov at the behest of Kislyak, following their early December meeting, which was also attended by Michael Flynn. That's the same meeting in which Kushner sought to establish covert communications with the Russians—a bombshell revelation last Friday that also prompted an explanation from the administration. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russia as it was developing its Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke with The Associated Press.
Okay, but if that's the reason Kushner met with Kislyak, then why would Kislyak urge him to meet with the head of a Russian bank? To discuss Syria policy? None of these explanations add up to a coherent narrative. Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians. Kushner not only forgot to mention that he talked to Russian bankers, he also forgot why. Morning Joe panel hints Flynn turned on Pence: ‘He had a story to tell — he’s now starting to tell that story’ Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (ret.), National Security Advisor Designate speaks during a conference on the transition of the US Presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump at the US Institute Of Peace in Washington DC, January 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/CHRIS KLEPONIS) A “Morning Joe” panel hinted that Mike Flynn was behind the revelation of several bombshell reports Wednesday that showed the transition team was aware of his foreign contacts and hired him anyway as national security adviser.
Once named to that position, Flynn reportedly killed a planned military action against ISIS at the behest of Turkey and discussed with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak setting up a back-channel network for President Donald Trump to communicate with Vladimir Putin. Host Joe Scarborough said Vice President Mike Pence, who had been head of the transition team, should have been aware of Flynn’s problems and certainly knew the president had decided to fire the FBI director for probing his ties to Russia. Here’s why the FBI is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s meeting with Russians. Jared Kushner is now a focus in the Russia investigation Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President 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.
The Post’s Matt Zapotosky explains the development. Jared Kushner is now a focus in the Russia investigation (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President 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.
The Post's Matt Zapotosky explains the development. And while it's not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was. Michael Flynn. Here’s why Russia investigators are so eager to question Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump arrives with husband, Jared Kushner, at the Vanity Fair party to begin the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo. Jared Kushner's FBI Investigation: It's All About the Money. It simply comes down to money: the Russians, the meetings that mysteriously slipped everyone's minds when they were testifying before Congress or filling out disclosure forms, the vanishing tax returns, the emoluments mess, the bizarre attraction to wealthy overseas authoritarians, the unshakable presence of Michael Flynn.
All of it, simple American greed magnified by a culture of celebrity and, through a fluke presidential election, dropped like a dead squirrel in a chimney into the world's greatest democracy—and, as a result, stinking up the entire joint. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The latest story involves Jared Kushner, his father-in-law's Secretary of Everything and, as one clever Twitterperson put it, Slumlord Millionaire. BREAKING: Kushner Wanted Back Channel To Russia And Lied About It. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options! </a> A bomb has dropped on the Trump Russia story. CHRIS HAYES: We once again have breaking news tonight about the Trump campaign and Russia, and it is a doozy. Jared Kusher Sought Kremlin Back Channel Via Russian Ambassador: Report.
Economist. READ enough stories about alleged collusion between Donald Trump, his inner circle and Russia, and it is easy to feel lost in a hall of mirrors. That will be the feeling for many digesting the latest astonishing charge set out in the Washington Post on the evening of May 26th: that in December 2016 Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and trusted counsellor, talked to the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, about setting up a secure back channel of communications between Team Trump and Moscow. According to the Post report, it was suggested that this back channel might use secure communications equipment in a Russian diplomatic facility—presumably to conceal it from American intelligence services answering to Barack Obama, who still at that point had a few weeks left in office.
Here is a route out of that hall of mirrors—though it does not lead anywhere very reassuring. This is a blog posting, not a news story built on reporting that can independently verify the claims in the Post. MSNBC host stunned when spy catcher insists Jared Kushner is ‘absolutely’ a Russian agent.