Annals of the Trump Administration

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The Russia Connection

On the Back-Channel That Wasn’t and U.S. National Security Interests

 From a national security as well as public interest perspective, the issue is not so much that the White House wanted to establish a back-channel: it’s who they wanted to establish the channel with (Russia), and how they wanted to the channel to operate (using Russian facilities and secure communications.)

The Russia Connection

Washington Post Reports Jared Kushner Sought Secret Communications Channel with Kremlin

The Washington Post is now reporting that Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak communicated to Moscow that Jared Kushner had approached him in hopes of establishing a secret communications channel with the Kremlin. The Post reports:

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