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“The View” Debates Jared Kushner Russian Back-Channel Report (VIDEO)

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The View Jared Kushner Back Channel

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The View Jared Kushner Back Channel

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“The View” co-hosts on Tuesday debated a report claiming Jared Kushner tried to set up back-channel communications between the Trumps and Russians. Check out the video below.

The allegations are unconfirmed, and at at least one panelist worried this might be “fake news.” “They should investigate this. It just concerns this the way it’s being reported… Why would [Kushner] be doing that?” Jedediah Bila questioned. “This accusation, I don’t know if it’s true. I think we should find out if it’s true. It doesn’t make any sense to me. This looks like it could be a Russian plant, potentially. ”

Joy Behar was more than ready to believe the claim, bringing up other reports about Kushner’s dealings with a Russian banker, and stressing “these are questions Americans are asking.” Sunny Hostin acknowledged, “And Jed, you’re right, we don’t know if this is true.” She went on, however, “But if it’s true, think about that… He went to try to speak to the Russians on a back-channel using their own equipment at their embassy when he was a private citizen. We have one president at time. The bottom line is if it’s true that was illegal.”

Sara Haines agreed, saying, “You have one president dealing with international relations. You cannot have people making these types of deals.” Bila remained skeptical, prompting Goldberg to counter, “You believed everything else… You believed the email thing.” The two then argued whether this situation is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. Watch the video below.

 


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