Fridays have become synonymous in America since Donald Trump’s election for big news bombshells, especially concerning the Russia investigations. This Friday was no exception. In fact, this week’s revelation might be bigger than all the rest combined, according to at least one intelligence expert.
First, in case you missed it, The Washington Post and many other outlets are reporting that Kushner did some very bad things. More specifically that Kushner actually proposed to the Russians that they set up a secret and covert back channel between Trump’s White House and the Kremlin. Furthermore, he failed to disclose the meeting in any way on his clearance forms:
Jared Kushner, the senior adviser to the president and his son-in-law, reportedly discussed with the Russian ambassador the possibility of creating a secret communication channel between Donald Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin.
Sergei Kislyak, the Russian envoy to the US, told his superiors in Moscow that Mr. Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, the Washington Post reported, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports.
The move, which was reportedly discussed during a meeting on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, was apparently intended to make the confidential talks more difficult to monitor.
Mr. Kislyak was reportedly “taken aback” by the suggestion, according to Post, which cited anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.
Malcolm Nance is known in the intelligence community as one of the “go-to” experts. He has had a great career and is respected by his peers. He said that this revelation, if true, is espionage. He also added that this contact basically dwarfs all the other “18 contacts” that have been reported previously.
He also described how he was now “WAY beyond believing that this is suspicious” and that he is “pretty far beyond this to the point that this is now sinister” adding that “there is no way to explain this.”
Nance also commented that if this was anyone else, their security clearance would have been suspended immediately — and insisted that this needed to happen ASAP with Kushner and his staff. Nance did emphasize that we do need to check the facts here and not react too much from “breaking news” but that is a recipe for the media and public. Behind the scenes, Nance could see no reason why this shouldn’t happen now with Kushner and his staff. He also noted that he has experienced people omitting information far more benign than this and just “as a matter of course” had their clearance’s suspended. He emphasized that “if this story is true, then this is espionage.”
Check out Malcolm Nance and his expert analysis below:
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