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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Assange Supports Kushner


Julian Assange discusses Kushner’s alleged Russian ‘backchannel,’ bashes CIA

 


Julian Assange discusses Kushner’s alleged Russian ‘backchannel,’ bashes CIA
On Sunday, WikiLeaks head Julian Assange defended Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, and issued a scathing rebuke of the CIA. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)



On Sunday, WikiLeaks head Julian Assange defended Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, and issued a scathing rebuke of the CIA.
In a tweet posted on Twitter on Sunday morning, Assange praised Kushner for creating a backchannel with Russia, saying channels should be opened “with everyone.”
“Kushner correct to create channels with everyone,” Assange said. “CIA has no authority over leadership and is financially motivated to increase conflict.”

Kushner correct to create channels with everyone. CIA has no authority over leadership and is financially motivated to increase conflict.

Assange also called for the creation of a new government office, the “Office of Leadership Engagement,” to “cut out all bureaucracies that benefit from conflict.”
Assange’s comments come just a few days after the Washington Post reported Kushner secretly attempted to set up a private communications channel with Russian leaders in December.
The report claimed U.S. officials intercepted messages sent between Russian operatives discussing Kushner’s alleged attempt to create back-channel communications. According to the Washington Post’s anonymous sources, Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to America, discussed Kushner’s proposal with his superiors, and it’s a discussion over that conversation that the intercepted communications between other Russian operatives allegedly displayed.
H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, recently told reporters at the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy, he wasn’t concerned about the allegation.
“We have back-channel communications with any number of individual ,” McMaster said, according to a Reuters report. “So, generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner … we’re not concerned about it.”