NYT reporter ‘flagged’ Jared Kushner meetings with Russians to FBI

NYT reporter ‘flagged’ Jared Kushner meetings with Russians to FBI
Jared Kushner, Jonathan Swan (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – It’s a fair question whether NYT reporters did this on the occasions when Hillary Clinton met with Russians as a private citizen.  Or her family members, or any other prominent residents of New York, for that matter.  There are always investigations involving Russians, many of them meeting with prominent Americans. Do NYT reporters routinely “flag” such visits to the FBI?]

A New York Times reporter contacted the FBI about a Jared Kushner meeting with Russians, newly released emails show.

Journalist Michael Schmidt sent an email on March 23, 2017, to FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs Michael Kortan, stating that his colleagues were reporting on the FBI’s Russia investigation and had stumbled onto some information about President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser.

“Wanted to flag you on something. Three of my colleagues are working on a story about the Russia investigation. They’re told that Jared Kushner is among the individuals who the F.B.I. is scrutinizing for their meetings with Russians,” Schmidt said. “… Kushner … met with the Russian banker. The banker worked for Alpha Bank. …”

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