US President's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak discussed the possibility of creating a secret and secure communication channel between the transition team of Donald Trump and the Kremlin. This is with reference to US officials familiar with intelligence data, writes The Washington Post.
According to intercepted data on communications of Russians, Kislyak informed his leadership in Moscow that during a meeting in the Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, the son-in-law of the then elected US President, Kushner, offered to use the means of communication of Russian diplomats. It is also reported that Michael Flynn was present at the meeting, who was later dismissed from the position of the US president's adviser on national security issues, because of the scandal over links with the Russians.
The White House acknowledged the fact of the meeting only in March, belittling its significance. However, persons familiar with the circumstances report that the FBI considers this meeting, as well as another meeting of Kushner with the Russian banker, important for the investigation.
According to the report, Kislyak was shocked by the proposal to allow Americans to use diplomatic means of communication in the Russian embassy or consulate, as this poses a threat to the security of Moscow, as well as the Trump team.
As reported, the FBI is checking the son-in-law of President Donald Trump and one of his senior advisors, Jared Kushner, in the case of relations with Russia.