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Kushner asked Russian ambassador for backchannel on Syria and other policy matters

Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president.The Washington Post report cites anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.



Theresa May's lead falls to 12 points from 18, new poll

Although Labour may take heart from some of the data, polls have tended to overstate support for the party in previous general elections - in the run-up to the 2015 election several gave Ed Miliband a lead over David Cameron, only for Labour to end up nearly 7% behind on polling day.


Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.


Kushner 'proposed secret channel with Russia'

Kushner 'proposed secret channel with Russia'

More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added, along with crisis communication experts, to help the White House in the weeks ahead. The damage-control plan also includes the return of some of Trump's more combative campaign advisers, including Corey Lewandowski, who was sacked as campaign manager almost a year ago, and David N.