Conway on «Kouchner ties with Russia»: the secret channels typical for a business

© AFP 2017 / Thomas Sestertii White house adviser Jared Kushner. Archival photoConway on «Kouchner ties with Russia»: the secret channels typical for a business© 2017 AFP / Thomas Coex

Advisor to the President of the United States, Kellyann Conway said on the background of suspicions of ties-in-law and adviser to the US President Donald trump with Russia that the secret channels of communication are standard business practices.

«Such secret channels of communication are standard business practices,» said Conway in broadcast television «Fox & Friends» on the Fox News channel. «I think it’s important to understand that the President is fully confident in Jared Kushner», she added.

Earlier, the Washington Post, citing U.S. officials familiar with intelligence of the United States, said that Kouchner at the beginning of December 2016 at a meeting with Kislyak in the Trump Tower skyscraper allegedly offered to establish a secret channel of communication between Moscow and the transition team, Donald trump, using for this purpose the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States.

Then the New York Times reported that Kushner was able to meet with the head of the Russian Vnesheconombank Sergey Gorkov in December 2016, to establish a «direct line» with Russian President Vladimir Putin outside the existing channels

Lawyer Kouchner Jamie Gorelick previously said that his client is ready to answer questions from FBI and Congress about his role in the election campaign of Donald trump on charges of «relations with Russia» if they ask about it.

US intelligence agencies had previously accused Russia of trying to influence the election, Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded». Some time ago to investigate the «relationships trump of Russia», which deny as the White house and the Kremlin, was appointed special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. In addition, two parallel investigations are Committee on intelligence of the Senate and house of representatives of the U.S. Congress.

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