Saturday, May 27, 2017


Oh, Jared!

It's kind of odd how we (well, me, anyways) tend to think of Jared Kushner as kind of a wacky teenager who is up to hijinks at White House. The truth is that he is one of the very few people Donald Trump seems to trust.

Here are the jobs he has been tasked with by the President:

-- Solving the opioid crisis
-- Bringing peace to the Middle East
-- Diplomacy with Mexico
-- Diplomacy with China
-- Reforming care for Veterans
-- Reinventing the government so it works like a business

And now, of course, reports have surfaced in the Washington Post that Kushner may have been taking the lead on, uh, certain relations with Russia:

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.

The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser.

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