Son-in-law and Advisor to the President of the United States Donald trump Jared Kushner and the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak discussed the possibility of creating a “secret and secure channel of communication” between the transition team of trump and the Kremlin, the newspaper the Wasington Post, citing an intelligence report.
According to the publication, Kislyak told the leadership in Moscow that Kouchner made the offer during a meeting in early December in the trump tower in new York. This became known to the American authorities of “intercept Russian messages”, says WP.
The meeting was also attended by Michael Flynn, who some time after the inauguration of trump was his national security Advisor, but was forced to leave his post.
According to reports, Kislyak was “stunned” by the offer to allow the Americans the use of Russian means of communication with their Embassy or Consulate. This could entail safety risks for both Moscow and the team’s trump.
It is noted that the White house and attorney Flynn declined to comment. The Russian Embassy to requests to clarify the situation have not responded.
Earlier it was reported that Kouchner had concealed at least three contact Kislyak. According to sources among American officials, we are talking about contacts during and after the presidential campaign of 2016. Among them, as specified, there were two phone calls in the period from April to November last year.