The New York Times has reported that three more people from Trump’s campaign team spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, whose job description entails speaking with politicians and civilians in the United States.
One of the three men who spoke to Kislyak is allegedly Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who met with Kislyak at Trump Tower in December of 2016 and has since become a White House adviser.
Details on the discussion that was held are unknown.
It is not uncommon for campaign teams to speak with foreign officials during elections, but because of the ongoing investigation into the role Russia played in the U.S. election, and its alleged hacking and leaking of Democratic officials’ emails, Democrats and the media find these meetings relevant.
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According to USA Today, Trump staff members, J.D. Gordon and Carter Page also met with Kislyak, during a diplomacy conference last July.
Carter Page, also a national security advisory committee member, told CBS, “I can neither confirm or deny any meeting with him at that event in the interest of respecting the confidentiality rules that people agreed to as it was an off-the-record session.”
Gordon oversaw the advisory committee as the campaign’s national security director and told USA Today, “I’d consider it an informal conversation, just like my interactions with dozens of other ambassadors and senior diplomats in Cleveland.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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