Wikileaks founder defends Kushner, says he is correct in seeking secret channels with Russia

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London August 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/pool
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London August 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/pool

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday said he thinks President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was “correct” if he attempted to set up backchannel communication with Russian leadership.

“Kushner correct to create channels with everyone,” Assange tweeted Sunday, following reports that Kushner sought to set up a line of communication between the Trump transition team and Moscow.

“CIA has no authority over leadership and is financially motivated to increase conflict.”

 

The Washington Post reported last week that Kushner in December sought to establish a backchannel line of communication between the Trump transition team and Moscow.

The move came during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

The FBI is looking at meetings that Kushner fielded with Kislyak and Russian banking executive Sergey Gorkov in December as part of the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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