As Politico reported:
National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster said he’s “not concerned” following reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner may have discussed setting up diplomatic backchannels to Moscow during the presidential transition. McMaster told American reporters traveling with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily that the U.S. frequently sets up backchannels to countries for discreet communications. “We have backchannel communications with a number of countries,” McMaster said in response to questions. “What that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner so I’m not concerned.”
U.S. OFFICIALS using “back-channels” is quite different than this punk playing spy games behind the government’s back. Newsweek offered up a little more detail about Kushner’s possible intentions:
Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner sought to establish a back channel with the Kremlin through its embassy in Washington, allegedly bypassing U.S. intelligence communications systems to discuss a quid-pro-quo to benefit Trump’s friends when the president lifted American sanctions on Russia…
This know-nothing, bored little rich boy, with NOT A SHRED of government, let alone U.S. foreign policy experience, shouldn’t be communicating with ANY foreign government, “back channel” or not.
Let him play Secret Agent with his kids… at home.