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Jared Kushner, the prince of having it both ways

Why was he trying to set up a private back channel for communications with Russia?

Frank Bruni | NYT 

On Monday, Jared Kushner is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but not so that we can listen. Not so that we can watch. It’s a closed-door affair, meaning that unlike Jeff Sessions, Kushner gets to dance in the dark. How fitting. We always see his fingerprints but never hear his voice. He throws his weight around, then floats above it all. No wonder the president’s lawyers and various White House aides and advisers are fed up with him. He’s there but not there: a meddlesome ghost. A puff of smoke. He got the emails about emissaries of a ...

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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 09:30 IST