WaPo’s Revelations on Kushner and Russia Are More Troubling Than The Story Suggests

I’m not sure what’s worse about this story. That Jared Kushner would actually suggest using Russian secure diplomatic communications facilities for a “back channel” to the Kremlin, or that someone in the U.S. intelligence community leaked that to the Washington Post.

I mean, both are really bad. For a man with Kushner’s background, a senior person in Trump’s inner circle during the campaign, and now an official government employee with (likely) a Top Secret SCI clearance, to have suggested this is beyond naïve. Kushner had to know what it meant, asking the Russians if their own secure diplomatic communications network could be used for “unofficial” back-channel discussions with Kremlin officials.