Kushner Reported as “Very Senior Member” of Trump’s Team Who Advised Flynn to Contact Russia
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is the “very senior member” of Trump’s transition team who advised Flynn to contact Russian officials.
Michael Flynn reportedly will testify that Donald Trump and his transition officials ordered him to make contact with Russians during Trump’s presidential campaign.
Bloomberg News has reported that Jared Kushner is “the senior member mentioned in court documents filed by Mueller,” that would have ordered Flynn to contact Russian officials. CNN and NBC News both reported the same.
Kushner ordered Flynn to contact Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, to stop a U.N. Security Council vote. Flynn and the senior transition official discussed what he should state to Kislyak about the new sanctions and what effect they could have on Trump’s foreign policy agenda.
Here are the court documents that explain the contact that Flynn lied about:
What does all this mean? Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Kushner who is Trump’s right hand advisor and son-in-law, is said to be the official who ordered the contact and many are waiting to see if Trump had any knowledge or played any part in the conversations with Russia to change policy or sway US elections.
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016
People want to know why Flynn lied about contact with Russia and if there is nothing to see here as Republicans keep stating, then why is everyone lying? Why did Trump initially ask former FBI director James Comey to go easy on Flynn. Why does Trump repeatedly ask officials to end the Russia probe?
Many are saying Trump had to have known about the Russia contact as you can’t get closer to Trump than Jared Kushner. Stay tuned as more unfolds.