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Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin, By Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador …

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Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation, By Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous

Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. Kushner, who held meetings in December with …

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Intelligence Report: Oil Prices Set To Rise On Back Of OPEC Deal Extension

  Chart of the Week Refined product exports from the Central Atlantic have been unusually high so far in 2017.  Exports from the region hit a record high in February at 103,000 bpd. •    Shipments of refined product were elevated because of competitive pricing compared to the global market, a reflection of …

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Here’s how the Russians might have snuck a recording device into the Oval Office, By Philip Bump

It shows President Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, with a coterie of other officials — including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — in attendance. Although the meeting wasn’t unexpected, the photograph was, taken by a photographer who was accompanying Lavrov and was subsequently pushed out by …

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