THE NEW YOUR TIMES REPORTS that Michael T. Flynn, then Donald J. Trump’s incoming national security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador in December to “establish a line of communication” between the new administration and the Russian government, the White House said on Thursday.
Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at Trump Tower with Mr Flynn and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. But among Mr Trump’s inner circle, it is Mr Flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the Russian envoy — the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, Mr Kislyak and current and former American officials have said.
But the extent and frequency of their contacts remain unclear, and the disclosure of the meeting at Trump Tower adds to the emerging picture of how the relationship between Mr Trump’s incoming team and Moscow was evolving to include some of the president-elect’s most trusted advisers.
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