White House Admits Kushner Had Previously Undisclosed Meeting With Russian Ambasador

Tyler Durden's picture

Following The New Yorker's report that President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met with the Russian Ambassador in December, The White House has confirmed the senior administration adviser (along with Mike Flynn) had a previously undisclosed meeting to "establish a line of communications."

It appears the drip-drip-drip of the "Russians are to blame for everything" meme just won't stop. This one, from The New Yorker and The New York Times is long on innuendo and prognostication and, thanks to The White House's statement, short on substance.

The New Yorker reported this week that Mr. Kushner had met with Mr. Kislyak at Trump Tower in December.

The Washington Post reports that Michael T. Flynn, then Donald J. 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 on Thursday. Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at Trump Tower with Mr. Flynn and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. But among Mr. Trump’s inner circle, it is Mr. Flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the Russian envoy — the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, Mr. Kislyak and current and former American officials have said.

And then WaPo shifts from reporting to pure speculation...

But the extent and frequency of their contacts remains unclear, and the disclosure of the meeting at Trump Tower adds to the emerging picture of how the relationship between Mr. Trump’s incoming team and Moscow was evolving to include some of the president-elect’s most trusted advisers.

 

It is common and not improper for transition officials to meet with foreign officials. But all meetings between Trump associates and Russians are now significant as the F.B.I. investigates Russian interference in the American election and whether anyone close to Mr. Trump’s campaign was involved.

Hope Hicks, a White House spokeswoman, confirmed on Thursday that Mr. Flynn was also at the meeting in response to questions from a New York Times reporter.

“They generally discussed the relationship and it made sense to establish a line of communication,” Ms. Hicks said.

 

“Jared has had meetings with many other foreign countries and representatives — as many as two dozen other foreign countries’ leaders and representatives.”

 

The Trump Tower meeting lasted 20 minutes, and Mr. Kushner has not met since with Mr. Kislyak, Ms. Hicks said.

Current and former American officials have said that Mr. Flynn had contacts with Mr. Kislyak during the campaign. But few of the specifics of those contacts were known. The Russian ambassador has acknowledged that the two men had known each other since 2013 and were in contact during the campaign. “It’s something all diplomats do,” Mr. Kislyak was quoted as saying by The Washington Post, though he refused to say what subjects he discussed with Mr. Flynn.

Finally we note that it seems the public's interest in Russia-related narratives is fading. The responses are quicker and the insinuations becoming more desperate, but the American public  - we suspect - would prefer the Democrats (and their media muppets) focus on policy rather than disruption.

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Laddie's picture

Soros backed Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in real estate venture with $250 million

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Trump just threw his son-in-law under the bus. 

Philo Beddoe's picture

Ivanka should be single soon. 

Cheka_Mate's picture

This is a great strategy to up the ante and call their bluff.

Will Al Franken or Charles Schumer call out their "inside man" for the Israel lobby?

Next move is your's Haim Saban...

Idaho potato head's picture

Agreed Cheka, things may still come out, but not without a brutal struggle.

Pinto Currency's picture

Terrible, terrible. Meetings after the election with Russia.
Pedosi and Schumer know all about Trumps time machine.

MalteseFalcon's picture

I demand that everyone who has had contact with Russia resign from their current position.

You've got "Pooties Cooties" and there is no cure.

 

divingengineer's picture

Why are these idiots giving the dems ammo. 

 

SonsOfLibertyReborn's picture

No, its a brilliant ploy. Now, if Sessions has to resign, so does Kushner, a Jew. The Jews who own the media companies will not allow or accept this and now they will have to back off on their propaganda against Sessions. Once again, Trump is quite adept at this transdimensional chess game. However, Trump needs to figure out ASAP that he can't compromise with the leftist demons. Compromise is blood in the water to these sharks; it only makes them attack more. Give no quarter because you will receive none.

mkkby's picture

Trump ate a salad with russian dressing.  Clearly he is a spy who should be impeached and shot.

Nobody is going to resign.  As the article says, it is common and not improper for transition officials to meet with foreign diplomats.  Flyn resigned because he stupidly lied to congress.  Sessions maybe did too.  It would be unfortunate because as a lawyer he should have known there is nothing to hide.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

The time has come for Trump and Sessions to shit or get off the pot re what they may have on the Democrats.

PizzaGate, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, and many others.

Fight!

 

 

beemasters's picture

Trump knows that an investigation into Pizzagate will hurt both left and right. Apparently, there are just as many pedos in the Republican party too. However, for the sake of a cleaner government (and children's safety) it has to be done.

Krungle's picture

Oh no, how awful. Remind me when the Republicans were on his side to begin with?

beemasters's picture

When he increased military spending, duh.
Seriously, the reason many are not with him is they fear the higher probability of Pizzagate investigation under Trump-Sessions.

Republican pedo list (2014)
https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10203158858150926&id=248...

halcyon's picture

Kushner is one person I can't wait for them to get rid off. The sooner the better. Israel hugging "America first, right after Israel" Pence next, please.

alexcojones's picture

Trump: Take fight to Dems.

Go on Offense or forever be on Defense.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Yes indeed ... it it time to go on the offensive.

PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS are NOT going to LEAVE the PRESIDENT ALONE until he THUMPS THEM!

Remember the Marine fight song? The Islamic pirates would not leave America alone until the Marines were sent to THUMP the pirates.

Does the phrase "Shores of TRIPOLI" ring a bell?

TIME FOR "TRUMP" to "THUMP" THE DEMOCRATS and PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS.

=====

"From the Halls of Montezuma

to the Shores of Tripoli,

We fight our country's battles

On the land as on the sea.

First to fight for right and freedom,

And to keep our honor clean,

We are proud to claim the title

of United States Marine.

 

"Our flag's unfurl'd to every breeze

From dawn to setting sun;

We have fought in every clime and place

Where we could take a gun.

In the snow of far-off northern lands

And in sunny tropic scenes,

You will find us always on the job

The United States Marines.

 

"Here's health to you and to our Corps

Which we are proud to serve;

In many a strife we've fought for life

And never lost our nerve.

If the Army and the Navy

Ever look on Heaven's scenes,

They will find the streets are guarded

By United States Marines.”

Pickleton's picture

"the Marine fight song"

 

You meant the Marine's Hymn.  There ain't no such bullshit as a Marine Corps fight song.  That's sports cheerleader shit.

 

Escrava Isaura's picture

Appealing to the marines?

I am confused.

Aren’t the marines part of the deep state?

 

Tactical Joke's picture

The rank and file is not. Most believe they are there to serve the country. If they're guilty of anything, it's naïveté, not treason.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Aren’t the marines part of the deep state?

 No,

ES, sometimes you make some sense.  But not this time

As for the relevance of the song, beware, a war is perfect counterattack right now.

 

 

TAALR Swift's picture

Ding, ding, ding.  We have a Winner!

Are you listening, Mr. President?  Spicer?  Conway?  Bueller?  Anybody?

HRClinton's picture

Trump go on anti-McCarthy offense?  LOL.  Not with the Neocons he's got around him, who want him out and Dense Pence in.

We knew that he liked to grab pu$$y.  Now you know that he IS a pussy.  He's all puffery, like Mussolini, if you watched his body language at the Congress Speech. He has no Atilla gonads to cut off the balls of leakers and traitors.

He's so naive with his "You're Fired!" mantra.  In DC no one sweats that line, because everyone just gets recycled into another role.  No one cares, unless you say "Your career is over, and you're dead meat!  Find yourself a nailgun or tall building."

NumberNone's picture

Say you are saying actually killing people is the only effective motivation tool in DC?  Like pulling the FBI security detail away from someone that's getting ready to potentially tesiify against you?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4251046/Illegal-Clinton-fundrais...

Suddenly the Clinton death list seems credible and plausible for their success in Washington.  

 

nonclaim's picture

So, what is the purpose of having diplomatic relations if no one is alowed to talk to the ambassador?

Squid Viscous's picture

they were supposed to use the Cone of Silence, but they forgot

Squid Viscous's picture

why is this fucking disgusting yid anywhere near the white house? ditto Ivanka... we didn't elect you two assholes, as I recall...

or the Drumpf sons either, just go back to licking at dad's tit. or your case your ex-con dad, jared, and stay the fuck out of DC.

edit: ten downers, please explain where I erred... or forever hold your little jew pupics

 

 

Mr T's picture

Perhaps it was your vitriol.  I understand your disgust. Programming Brainwashing ya know. However i also understand anger. Theft under cover of chaos which they create and in that it certainly is not Only Jews but... .2 global population certainly create a good deal of strife but it may be you

alexcojones's picture

Logic: The PizzaGate pedo perps have gone on attack.

Like cornered rats they have to ATTACK.

Media supports the rats. RINOs support. Dems of course. This does NOT Surprise me.

XqWretch's picture

Why is having contact with Russia such a bad thing? I don't even know what the fuck everyone has their panties in a bunch over. This has to be just a giant distraction or something... wtf?

KimAsa's picture

The DC pedophile ring.

Time to call. Arrest these pieces of shit now!

Lanka's picture

And don't forget Lindsey Graham and McCain.

Vervolf's picture

Because we ( Russians) still remember that women are ladies... That' s making us terrible... Lol

ClassicalLib17's picture

They're worried about what intelligence the russians may have shared about some fedgov offficials and employees.

MaxThrust's picture

The Dems = Deepstate are worried about these meetings with the Russian ambassador simply becasue they were unscheduled and the NSA was not in a postion to record the conversations.

homebody's picture

So now no one can talk - listen to the Dems and bomb the shit out of other countries - thats smart - NOT.

 

Trump drain the swamp fast and expose the swamp monsters - jail a few and open that can of worms.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Why are peeps afraid to disclose meetings with Russians?   Is it illegal to talk to a Russian?  Wtf seriously? 

Genby's picture

Wow, Sergey Kislyak holds Trumpie by the balls!

The next Russian ambassador, Army General Anatoly Antonov, will really kick the butts:

https://icdn.lenta.ru/images/2017/02/09/19/20170209190552054/pic_75ff3c7...

 

gespiri's picture

You read from and referenced a Russian website......does that mean you're in cahoots with them too?

DirtySanchez's picture

Obama says don't talk to Russia, so the jew press plays along.

 

All the while, Obama hands over multiple billions to the Iranians, who by the way, don't like the zionists one bit, and the jew press once again plays along.

 

What is with the stupid mother fucking jews?

 

Hitler was a quitter.

homebody's picture

What is with the Jew hating on this site lately?

beemasters's picture

The anti-semitism diversion, you mean?

Squid Viscous's picture

well it's easy to hate a little prick like kushner, but not all jews

just 90-95% of them

does that make me anti khazarian?

 

beemasters's picture

I agree. Not all Jews are bad like not all Muslims are bad. But the baddest Jews are much worse and more detrimental to the world than the baddest radical Muslims.

turnball the banker's picture
turnball the banker (not verified) homebody Mar 2, 2017 5:35 PM

Only good jew is a dead one

beemasters's picture

Like a good blind hater, you mean?

Duc888's picture

 

 

There are Jews and then there are Zionists.  Then there's idiots like you.