A White House official says President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and the man who would become national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met with Russia’s ambassador to the US in December. The official calls the sit-down at New York’s Trump Tower a “brief courtesy meeting.”
Flynn was fired last month because he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
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The Trump team’s public accounting of Flynn’s conversations with the ambassador have changed multiple times. The White House did not confirm the in-person meeting or Kushner’s contact with the ambassador until Thursday.
The official isn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and insists on anonymity.