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Kushner’s Pub Was Guccifer 2.0’s Publication of Choice

on May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Senior White House Adviser and the son-in-law of President Donald Trump Jared Kushner listens during a panel discussion titled "Successes in the States" May 18, 2018 at the Eisenhower Execut... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Senior White House Adviser and the son-in-law of President Donald Trump Jared Kushner listens during a panel discussion titled "Successes in the States" May 18, 2018 at the Eisenhower Executive Building of the White House in Washington, DC. The White House hosted a summit to discuss prison reform. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 13, 2018 3:22 p.m.

I’m hoping to write quite a bit more about the various threads of information coming out of today’s indictments. But one point I want to zero in on has to do with “Guccifer 2.0,” the purported independent hacker who was in fact either a Russian intelligence officer or a fictive personality through whom various Russian intelligence operatives communicated. The key is that it was known well before the 2016 election that Guccifer 2.0 was a Russian intelligence operative and numerous political operatives and journalists continued to use him as a source of information. Virtually every publication reported on the documents published by Wikileaks. But with Guccifer 2.0 many journalists were going to “him” with specific requests or getting special deliveries right from him. Specifically, one of his go-to publications was Jared Kushner’s New York Observer. And at the time Kushner was very much a hands-on owner.

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