This hasn’t been a good week for Jared Kushner.
After it was revealed yesterday that the presidential son-in-law was being targeted by the FBI as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Post dropped another shocking revelation today in a report stating that Kushner asked Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak if they might set up a “secure communications channel” in a “Russian diplomatic facility,” which would allow the Trump team to have an open and private channel to the Kremlin.
Um… that’s not… you can’t…
Kislyak was “taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate — a proposal that would have carried security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team,” according to the Post.
It is unclear why Kushner and Trump’s team so direly needed a secret communications channel to the Kremlin, though given the near-daily attempts by Trump confidants to obscure or downplay their Russian connections, the answer may be unsavory. It was also inept of Kushner to believe that could walk into the Russian embassy and make a secret phone call; as the Post noted, “the FBI closely monitors the communications of Russian officials in the United States, and maintains near-constant surveillance of its diplomatic facilities. The National Security Agency monitors the communications of Russian officials overseas.”
Not even the supposed “level-headed, intelligent” Jared Kushner knows what he’s doing. Not a single person in the Tan Fascist administration knows what they’re doing? This is all just one big clusterfuck.