Jared Kushner to be questioned over alleged Trump-Russia ties

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  1. litwin

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    well, look like Trump is closer and closer to impeachment, everyone in his closest circle under investigation. what do you think, will Trump survive year 2017?


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    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Moscow.

    Mr Kushner has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House said.

    It is examining Russia's alleged interference in last year's election.

    The US intelligence community believes alleged Russian hacking during the presidential election was done to help Mr Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

    Russia denied the allegations and President Trump has branded the story "fake news".

    There are two congressional investigations into the issue, plus an FBI one.
    The Senate committee wants to question him about two meetings he allegedly arranged with senior Russians, officials told the New York Times.

    But staff of Mr Kushner, who was a senior adviser to Mr Trump during the election campaign, have said that so far his offer to be questioned has not been answered.

    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that Mr Kushner has not invoked executive privilege, and will testify because his job with the campaign was to be a "conduit to leaders".

    "That was his role and he wants to makes sure that he's very clear about the role that he played, who he talked to, and that's it," Mr Spicer said on Monday.

    Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington
    During the presidential transition process and through the first few months of the Trump administration, presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been, in effect, a one-man Department of State.

    He has been tasked with brokering Middle East peace, soothing Mexican and Canadian officials as Nafta is reopened for negotiation and handling Chinese diplomats puzzled by the new Washington regime.

    As tense as all these situations have been and will be going forward for the 36-year-old real-estate developer, it's Mr Kushner's dealings with Russian officials that may put him in the sharpest spotlight. The Russian story, given congressional inquiries and the ongoing FBI investigation, has the potential to be a ticking bomb within the Trump White House.

    When Mr Kushner sits down with committee investigators he will, in effect, be speaking for the president - and his words could go a long way toward assuaging concerns or bringing the controversy one step closer to the president himself.

    The meeting will probably be cordial for now. If Mr Kushner is at some point called to publicly testify before a congressional committee on the matter, things could get heated very quickly.

    The first was with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower in New York in December. The second was with the head of Russia's state-owned development bank.

    White House staff told the New York Times nothing significant was discussed and members of the president-elect's team routinely met Russians and other foreign delegations.

    Meanwhile, Mr Kushner has been picked to lead a new White House team that aims to overhaul government bureaucracy.

    It will have sweeping powers to reform procedures, with technology and data a key area and the help of Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft founder Bill Gates reportedly enlisted.

    Mr Kushner, 36, told the newspaper the "government should be run like a great American company".

    He is a property investor and media executive who is married to Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka.

    He already advises the president on foreign relations, and is said to have been influential in helping President Trump choose staff for his campaign and in government.
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39405795
     
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    Frank Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    IF there is anything that I especially hope does NOT happen...

    ...it is for Donald Trump to be impeached.

    IT would be a disaster for the United States.

    All hell would break loose...martial law almost certainly called.

    And if the charges were true...that a traitor was elected president...it would be more than anyone could bear.

    I doubt impeachment will ever happen. I think Donald Trump would do a Richard Nixon before allowing it to happen.

    Anyone hoping for an impeachment...ought to re-examine the adage: Be careful what you wish for.
     
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    "
    IT would be a disaster for the United States." does he have some kind of spiritual power like great khans (czars) do?
     
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    PUTIN to be questioned over alleged Russian ties!
     
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    Maybe in liberal la-la land.

    Well first off they aren't but lets remind ourselves of what happened when crooked criminal Hillary Clinton's entire roster was under investigation.

    They just lied and spammed lines like "I cannot recall" and "I didn't intend".

    And those people were actually guilty.

    All the Left has is bullshit conspiracy theories centering around one legitimate decade old business connection.

    Get real libs.
     
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    No.

    But the American conservatives are nuts...and crap would break out that would make the attack on Fort Sumter look like a game of checkers.

     
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    What do you suppose the neoMarxists are going to do when they are forced to accept reality? The entire neoMarxist establishment have been telling their followers Trump will be impeached, he's a traitor, he's a Russian plant, he will be removed from office. How are they going to react when they have to face reality? Violence is coming but it's not the right we have to worry about. It's the people that have been violently attacking others for over a year now who will have to face the reality of a Trump presidency.
     
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    is a war veteran republican senator McCain is one of those?
     
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    Putin crapped all over Obama every chance he got, now the Obama Administration is trying to pin Russian ties on the Trump team. Pretty lame.
     
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    No he's a bought and paid for globalist, a warmonger who doesn't care how many Americans die for his globalist masters.
     
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    I think he will do an Abraham Lincoln before that happens.
     
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    Apparently, Kushner met with the leader of a bank that hosted a Russian spy ring.
    That sounds pretty bad...worse than the undisclosed Sessions or Flynn meetings even...
    Wonder what was discussed...


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    The "undisclosed" Session's meetings were set up by the Obama State Department... rofl. Please don't let the facts out.

    Also, the BBC should be embarrassed by their report. Kushner approached the Congress first and asked to meet to provide clarity.
     
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    President Trump? Trump will never be president. He wouldn't even run. Hilary had it in the bag and nothing could stop her from beating the Republican nominee, Jeb Bush.
     
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    The bank was also under sanctions for the Russian invasion of the Ukraine - perhaps the sanctions were the topic?

    Right now there is only circumstantial evidence - but a LOT of circumstantial evidence.

    If Kushner gets nailed, can't wait for Trump to claim he hardly knew HIM!!!! (the joke is how Trump tries to distance himself from Manafort, carter Page, and Flynn - all of whom were up to their necks in the campaign).

    The con-man has tweeted some crap about the Clintons - the usual "deflect" attempt.
    The number of those in the Trump regime dealing with the Russians continues to grow.

    I really don't think we are talking treason, per se - the Trump team just sees money to be made, and power to be had.
    I think the Russians also hacked the RNC, and have lots of dirt on the GOP and Trump they are holding over him if he doesn't "cooperate" - easing sanctions, doing "deals".
     
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    So WHY did Sessions LIE and say he didn't meet with the Russians????
     
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    its a very good question, answer is $, Muscovite kleptocracy is ready to pay billions-bribes for lifting anti - putin sanctions
     
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    lifting sanctions , Muscovy is dying , they cut the next year military budget with 30% , its the biggest military cut since collapse of ussr
     
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    OK. So Clinton, Bill as POTUS, encourages trade, and investment between US & Russia. US corporations then do exactly that. Now, dealing with any Russian financial institution is treason? Because it's news that Putin has connections to every Russian financial institution? What financial institutions arranged the Uranium 1 deal? I know ... I know ... I'm comparing apples, to Dem apples ... :disbelief:
     
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    you forgot that it was before Putler turned totally Nazi (occupation of parts of Ukraine) ...
     
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    Update: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-son-law-testify-executives-sanctioned-russian-bank-575069

    A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December.

    A U.S. Senate committee investigating suspected Russian interference in the election wants to interview Trump associates, including Kushner, 36, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and has agreed to testify.

    Kushner previously acknowledged meeting the Russian ambassador to Washington last December and only on Monday did it emerge that executives of Russian state developmentbank Vnesheconombank (VEB) had talks with Kushner during a bank roadshow last year.

    The bank said in an emailed statement that as part of its preparing a new strategy, its executives met representatives of financial institutes in Europe, Asia and America.
     
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    By forcing most of Trump's inner circle to have extensive dealings with Russians? :mrgreen:

    Jesus Christ you guys are getting desperate.
     
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    This is just a diversion to derail Trump's common sense agenda.

    It's just bogus allegation after bogus allegation. There's no "there" there.
     

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