The plot thickens as the White House recently admitted to a secret December meeting with Russians at Trump Tower to “establish a line of communication” between the incoming administration and the Russian government.
NY Daily News reported President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, now a senior White House adviser, and disgraced former National Security Adviser Gen. Mike Flynn met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December between Trump’s election and his inauguration.
Flynn’s transition conversations with Kislyak, which included a phone call where he reportedly spoke about U.S. sanctions on Russia, ultimately led to his resignation from the administration.
The White House says that he was asked to leave after he misled Vice President Pence about what may have been discussed during the conversation.
The Daily News also reported on Jeff Sessions, who lied during a confirmation hearing about having contact with the Russians:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a confirmation hearing that he “did not have communications with the Russians,” though it was revealed on Wednesday that he had met with Kislyak twice, once in July and once in September.
Trump said Sessions did not say anything wrong, but because Democrats actually paid attention to the different versions of his “alternative” facts, Trump said it was “Democrats overplaying their hand” and a “total witch hunt.”
Rightfully so, Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigations of connections between Trump’s team and the Russian government.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)