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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, failed to disclose what lawmakers called a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite" involving a banker who has been accused of links to Russian organized crime, three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. An email chain described Aleksander Torshin, a former senator and deputy head of Russia's central bank who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as wanting Trump to attend an event on the sidelines of a National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Kentucky, in May 2016, the sources said. The email also suggests Torshin was seeking to meet with a high-level Trump campaign official during the convention, and that he may have had a message for Trump from Putin, the sources said.

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One source familiar with Kushner's testimony before congressional intelligence committees said he specifically denied, under oath, that he was familiar with any attempts by WikiLeaks to contact the campaign. But, according to the source, Kushner was sent an email by Trump Jr. about his conversations on Twitter with WikiLeaks, which were first disclosed by the Atlantic this week. Kushner forwarded an email about the WikiLeaks conversations to communications director Hope Hicks, the source said. A second source familiar with Kushner's testimony did not dispute that account.

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One source familiar with Kushner's testimony before congressional intelligence committees said he specifically denied, under oath...

Oh, this is not looking good for Mr Kushner.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-21 08:18 PM | Reply

Come on guys. He just FORGOT to mention it! You know how your memory starts to fade in your late 20s.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-21 08:30 PM | Reply


Related article...

All the times Jared Kushner has failed to tell Congress something important
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The list is too long to post it, so I just posted the article's title and URL...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-21 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Didn't kushner's dad have to go to jail too?

Do these sociopaths just attract each other?

"I really admire your father's greed and lack of ethics. You'll make a fine addition to the trump family."

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-21 08:51 PM | Reply

Is a guy even supposed to keep track of every Russian backdoor you're offered during the course of a campaign??

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-21 10:13 PM | Reply

Sheep, welcome to the light side.

What? Did you get a 3 day pass?

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-11-21 10:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Oh, I forgot, I had a meeting with Putin a few months ago. It just slipped my mind."

Does anyone believe this crap?

#7 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-22 08:36 AM | Reply

Does anyone believe this crap?

#7 | POSTED BY DANNI

Here in Fantasyland a good percentage of Americans believe in all kinds of amazingly stupid crap. If we can believe in Angels and Demons fighting over souls from an alternate dimension we will believe almost anything.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-22 09:08 AM | Reply

Maybe he and his Dad can share a cell? Across from Don Jr?

#9 | Posted by Bubba10 at 2017-11-22 10:12 AM | Reply

I am more concerned about what happened as a result of the offer of a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite".

Kushner: "A lot of people come claiming to carry messages. Very few we are able to verify. For now I think we decline such meetings."

If you're a Trump supporter you'll say "See there. He declined to meet the Russians! He rebuffed them! The meeting never happened."

If you're anti-Trump you'll say "See there. That's proof he had already tried to make contact with Russia. Successful collusion isn't necessary, only intent."

The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I bet the Trump campaign was getting propositioned left and right by people the world over who could see what a dunce Trump is. And somewhere in the mix, amateurs they are, Trump and company violated the law. This is nothing new though. Don Jr and Manafort met a Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary, the precedent has already been set. They wanted to win. And they wanted it so bad they didn't consider the source or the law. Because winning. That is why I think Trump will eventually be impeached. With the demonstrated willingness to collude with anyone who could help defeat Hillary I'd lay odds Trump and Co were successful.

#10 | Posted by gavaster at 2017-11-22 02:00 PM | Reply

If you're a Trump supporter you'll say "See there. He declined to meet the Russians! He rebuffed them! The meeting never happened."

But, the meeting DID HAPPEN!

FTA: Torshin was seeking to meet with a high-level Trump campaign official during the convention, and that he may have had a message for Trump from Putin, the sources said.

Kushner rebuffed the request after receiving a lengthy email exchange about it between a West Virginia man and Trump campaign aide Rick Dearborn, the sources said.

Torshin was seated with the candidate's son, Donald Trump Jr., during a private dinner on the sidelines of a May 2016 NRA event during the convention in Louisville, according to an account Torshin gave to Bloomberg. Congressional investigators have no clear explanation for how that came to be, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Alan Futerfas, lawyer for Donald Trump Jr., confirmed to NBC News that his client spoke with Torshin at the dinner, but he said the men were not sitting together.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-22 05:24 PM | Reply

#11 - Donner

And I bet you believe Al Franken when he says he didn't grab Lindsey Menz. Same scenario.

#12 | Posted by gavaster at 2017-11-22 07:08 PM | Reply

When I read about the Russians making a backdoor overture and dinner invite to Kushner, I thought RT had picked up House of Cards, and Kevin Stacey was inviting Jared to be a guest star.

#13 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-11-22 09:36 PM | Reply

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