WaPo with a big story:

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, then President-elect Trump’s son-in-law and confidant, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.

By the way, Kushner is neither sophisticated nor experienced in international relations. He’s a small time operator playing on a big stage. And he’s really, really stupid. Let the hammer fall.

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Without knowing whether he was a Greedy Gus or just a garden variety traitor, Kushner should be nowhere near the White House. He should have whatever security clearance granted to him pulled. Come to think of it, all of that is true for his father-in-law as well.

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