FPRI’s Clint Watts, Nada Bakos, and Naveed Jamali were all cited by The Daily Beast on Jared Kushner’s Russia Connections
Like most Americans, President Donald Trump was likely looking forward to a quiet Memorial Day weekend after a lengthy nine-day trip abroad. But when the president returns to the nation’s capital on Saturday, he’ll be greeted by a White House buckling under a landslide of late-breaking stories on Trump’s least-favorite topic: the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia.
A quartet of stories, published on Friday during what is becoming known as the “Trump scandal witching hour,” each touched on a facet of the ongoing investigation into the Kremlin’s attempts to influence the outcome of last year’s U.S. presidential election. Two, concerning White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, allege that one of the president’s closest confidantes engaged in previously undisclosed communications with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, including an alleged attempt to set up a secret communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin.