The president ‘s son-in-law and “senior” adviser, Jared Kushner, spoke in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, a known intelligence agent, about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government.
He even went so far as to suggest that he use encrypted communications equipment used by Russian intelligence agents, which is located in the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, so as to avoid signal intercepts by United States intelligence agencies.
The Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, called Kushner’s actions “normal and acceptable” and “not a bad thing”.
Don’t be fooled. Kushner’s actions were far from normal.
At the time of Kushner’s Russia outreach, it was widely suspected that Trump’s campaign had been colluding with Russian intelligence. More than that, U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI were investigating unusual ties between Trump campaign officials and specific Russian intelligence assets.
After all the rhetoric about a rigged election, it appears as though it’s exactly what we got.
The time for answers is now.
It’s the 30th of May, 2017. It’s not a normal Tuesday.
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