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Kushner Asked Flynn to Contact Russian Ambassador, Sources Say

  • Disclosure came as result of plea deal in Mueller’s probe
  • Flynn reported to McFarland on meeting, two people say
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What Flynn's Plea Means for Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is the “very senior” member of the presidential transition identified by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as having instructed him to reach out to Russia and several other countries last December, according to two people familiar with the matter.

As part of a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to plead guilty to a charge of lying to FBI agents, Flynn provided details surrounding a controversial meeting he held with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. According to a court filing, Flynn said that a “very senior member” of the presidential transition team asked Flynn on Dec. 22 to contact officials to help delay or defeat a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlement policies.