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Trump / Russian Connection / Kushner / Nakashima Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1111275

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 26, 2017
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Breaking news on a "Washington Post" story that President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed setting up a secret means of communications with Russia introduced. ["Washington Post" reporter Ellen NAKASHIMA†- says Kushner during the presidential transition {in December} wanted a secret channel at the Washington Russian embassy {according to captured Russian intelligence}, the White House or Kushner's attorney declining to comment.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's Philip Mudd, Dana Bash, reporter Ryan Lizza, attorney Laura Coates, former attorney general Michael Mukasey†, Steve Hall & Juliette Kayyem about the "Post" story on Kushner & the Russians. [MUDD, BASH, MUKASEY, COATES, LIZZA, KAYYEM, HALL - offer views on how this is stunning news, if true, with Kushner trying to set up a secret deal with the Russians, who are an adversary spying on the US, the caution that the information came from the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the surprising nature of this kind of back channel communications via a Russian channel, the scrutiny of Kushner's activities, the issues of "collusion" with an adversary & the pattern of concealment by Trump's administration, the role of later national security director Michael Flynn, Kushner's data mining & "going rogue" & the question of White House motivation, how this is "unusual".]

Reporter(s):
Blitzer, Wolf
Duration:
00:19:50

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