An American businessman targeted White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to set up a communications back channel between the Trump’s administration and North Korea.
That’s according a report by The New York Times.
Financier Gabriel Schulze reportedly said a North Korean official was looking to set up a back channel for a possible meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
The Times claims Kushner linked in the then CIA director Mike Pompeo and left out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson because of their tense relationship.
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Reportedly Kushner was also creating a back channel between Chinese officials and the Trump administration last year.
At times holding meetings without Chinese experts, a move that concerned former and current U.S. officials.
Last week Trump met Kim Jon Un to discuss North Korea denuclearization, making it the first-ever between a U.S. president and North Korean leader.
Trump tweeted, "The denuclearization deal with North Korea is being praised and celebrated all over Asia. They are so happy! Over here, in our country, some people would rather see this historic deal fail than give Trump a win, even if it does save potentially millions & millions of lives!"