During an interview with a former FBI double agent on MSNBC on Monday, host Stephanie Ruhle was shocked to hear that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner should be perceived as a Russian agent.
Naveed Jamali, author of the book ‘How to Catch a Russian Spy’, insisted that Kushner is “absolutely” a Russian agent and there is already enough evidence to prove the he has been compromised by the Russian government.
“We already have Michael Flynn, we already have a relationship with the Russians that goes back to at least 2014,” he explained. “I think the FBI is going to look back, three to four years, to see if there’s potentially more connections to the Russians.”
Ruhle still had her doubts about Jamali’s claims and said that branding Kushner as a Russian agent was “kind of a stretch.”
However, Jamali stuck to his assertion and said some people become agents of foreign powers without even being aware of it until it’s too late.
“This is how it happens,” he explained. “In this case, I think, it could have been, perhaps, an innocent decision to try to make contact with them. And that’s how you start these things. The term ‘Russian agent’ is perhaps not what people think of in the movies. When you have someone who fails to register as a foreign agent, for example, that is what I’m talking about. This could be someone who started a relationship that was frankly inappropriate, that skirted the law, and then it made a hard-left turn.”
Naveed Jamali on Kushner: “This man was either a Russian agent, either aspiring to be a Russian agent or was in fact a Russian agent.” pic.twitter.com/FH71W6c5xO
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 29, 2017