At this point, Donald Trump’s White House would probably make out better submitting a list of folks who haven’t spoken with the Russians.
Turns out that since news has broken of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, the White House is now offering that President Vladimir TrumPutin’s son-in-law and now senior adviser, Jared Kushner, was part of a Trump Tower meeting in New York City with then-incoming, now-former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Kislyak in December.
According to the New York Times, while the focus of the meetings remains unclear, what’s beginning to emerge is that TrumPutin’s most trusted advisers sought to establish a relationship with Russian officials before he was even in office.
The Times notes that while it isn’t uncommon for an incoming administration to meet with foreign officials before taking office, TrumPutin has been under scrutiny since reports emerged
that he had two Russian prostitutes pissing all over a hotel room on tape like an orange Kim K. of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
This meeting also happened around the time that the Obama White House was throwing the sanction smackdown on Russia for hacking Democratic National Committee emails and interfering with the election.
After the Trump Tower meeting, which White House officials knew about, Flynn also had two phone calls with Kislyak of which White House officials were unaware. Those phone calls ultimately led to Flynn’s resignation.
Read more at the New York Times.