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Jul142017

POLITICS (National): President Donald Trump, son-in-law/ senior White House adviser Jared Kushner: Commentary (Op-Ed: Nicholas Kristof), ""All Roads Now Lead to Kushner" ....

***President Donald Trump, son-in-law/senior White House adviser Jared Kushner....

* New York Times (Op-Ed: Nicholas Kristof):  "All Roads Now Lead to Kushner" - From the NYT:

For a year, the refrain from the Trump camp has been a defiant mix of “Lock her up,” “but the emails” and “fake news.” Now it turns out that what was fake wasn’t the news but the Trump denials, that the truly scandalous emails were in the Trumps’ own servers and that the person who may have committed a felony is actually Donald J. Trump Jr.

The writer Stephen King put it this way: “The news is real. The president is fake.”

The question is where this goes next. I suggest two directions. First, look beyond Donald Trump Jr. to Jared Kushner and to President Trump himself. Second, explore how Trump Jr.’s attempt at collusion with Russians may relate to the bizarre effort by Kushner to set up a secret communication channel with the Kremlin.

To back up, just in case you’ve been stuck on a desert island, here’s what you missed this week ....................