It will continue to hammer Trump and his close family and allies. Not with the truth mind you but with slanted, troubling “truths” that reveal more about them than Trump.
Here, we have the latest bullsh*t story. Kushner wanted to open a channel with the Russians- the biggest “threat/ally/troublemaker- because that is what incoming administrations do. In the article, the Post makes sure they remove any mention of this in the breathless first paragraph or two.
Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports.
Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump, made the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials. Kislyak said Kushner suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications.
The meeting also was attended by Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser.
Let’ go over a few things. First, Trump’s people already said this in March. As reported in the article as a passing comment. Second, EVERY incoming administration works with other governments setting up future communications. You, as Americans, want that. Did the Washington Post breathlessly reveal that in 2008 the Obama administration met with and told the Iranian government NOT to work with the GWB administration about any nuclear deal- because Obama promised them a better one. (And boy, did deliver a deal…for them!)
Washington Times, in 2008, wrote about the effort becoming public.
The incoming Obama administration plans to create a new position to coordinate outreach to Iran and is considering a number of senior career diplomats, State Department officials and Iran specialists say.
President-elect Barack Obama promised during his campaign to seek dialogue with Iran without preconditions in an effort to persuade Tehran to suspend its uranium enrichment program, but also has pledged to toughen sanctions.
A State Department official said the idea of naming a senior Iranian outreach coordinator was broached in the first transition meetings with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Obama’s choice for secretary of state, and her transition team earlier this month.
“The idea is that the position should build on the existing diplomatic framework,” the official said. He asked not to be named because a nominee has not been announced.
A spokeswoman forMrs. Clinton declined to comment for this article. Brooke Anderson, a spokeswoman for the transition, also would not comment.
Also, ask yourself WHY the Trump people were looking for extra secure backdoor communications? Because the regular system was compromised by Obama/Never Trumper who were spying on the Trump people and leaking everything he does or say to the…Washington Post!
The Post uses more “officials” and other anonymous sources to create this hit piece. The highlighted part is mine.
The White House disclosed the meeting only in March, playing down its significance. But people familiar with the matter say the FBI now considers the encounter, as well as another meeting Kushner had with a Russian banker, to be of investigative interest.
Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate — a proposal that would have carried security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team.
“People familiar with the matter”… Who would that be?
Then the Post responds to the pressure they feel about fact the Obama administration was spying on Trump’s team. Which- is a crime.
Neither the meeting nor the communications of Americans involved were under U.S. surveillance, officials said.
Let’s take this apart. The Post insists we know that neither the meeting or the communications of Americans were surveilled! How cool! Great! But then how do we know the DETAILS of this meeting including a personal impression gotten that Kislyak was shocked? What source gave us that personal, immediate impression?
Here’s the obvious answer Five Eyes.
In recent years, documents of the FVEY have shown that they are intentionally spying on one another’s citizens and sharing the collected information with each other in order to circumvent restrictive domestic regulations on spying.  Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the advocacy group Liberty, claimed that the FVEY alliance increases the ability of member states to “subcontract their dirty work” to each other. The former NSA contractor Edward Snowden described the FVEY as a “supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn’t answer to the laws of its own countries”.
As a result of Snowden’s disclosures, the FVEY alliance has become the subject of a growing amount of controversy in parts of the world:
Canada: In late 2013, Canadian federal judge Richard Mosley strongly rebuked the CSIS for outsourcing its surveillance of Canadians to overseas partner agencies. A 51-page court ruling asserts that the CSIS and other Canadian federal agencies have been illegally enlisting FVEY allies in global surveillance dragnets, while keeping domestic federal courts in the dark.
New Zealand: In 2014, the NZSIS and the GCSB of New Zealand were asked by the New Zealand Parliament to clarify if they had received any monetary contributions from members of the FVEY alliance. Both agencies withheld relevant information and refused to disclose any possible monetary contributions from the FVEY. David Cunliffe, leader of the Labour Party, asserted that the public is entitled to be informed.
European Union: In early 2014, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs released a draft report which confirmed that the intelligence agencies of New Zealand and Canada have cooperated with the NSA under the Five Eyes programme and may have been actively sharing the personal data of EU citizens.
Edward Snowden pointed out the problem.
The Five Eyes alliance is sort of an artifact of the post World War II era where the Anglophone countries are the major powers banded together to sort of co-operate and share the costs of intelligence gathering infrastructure. … The result of this was over decades and decades some sort of a supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn’t answer to the laws of its own countries.
So, to answer the question of how our guys didn’t “spy on Trump” but all the information from the meeting was given BACK to our spies, who then gave it to the Washington Post, this is how. And much, much more.
Then The Post throws this in.
Russia at times feeds false information into communication streams it suspects are monitored as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among U.S. analysts. But officials said that it’s unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump.
Uh, what, wait, is the Post admitting the entire source was someone spying on the Russians? Which means their source gave up a means and method?
That’s a crime- again.