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  • Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, asked Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak if he was willing to set up a secret communications channel with the Kremlin and if they could use Russian diplomatic facilities within the United States.
  • Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, met with the head of Russia's state owned bank under United States sanctions during the transition. The Trump Administration said that Kushner was acting as a campaign surrogate, but did not explain why they asked Kushner to speak with a bank that was under US Sanctions.
  • Donald Trump is considering giving his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a job in the White House, which would almost surely violate a 1967 law that prohibits Presidents from hiring any family member, even those related by marriage, to a position in the Administration. Constitutional scholars have also voiced concern that Trump would still be violating the law even if Kushner were an unpaid adviser to the President. Update: Trump named Kushner as an "unpaid" senior White House Adviser who will oversee numerous projects including Middle-East peace, China, Canadian, and Mexican affairs. He is also tasked with reorganizing the Federal Government.