So you thought that the story of the ‘Russian backdoor overture’ proposed to Jared Kushner and certain Russians was pretty solid. The story goes that the dastardly Russians were scheming and plotting for ways to get with candidate Donald Trump and help him defeat Hillary Clinton for President. That appears to NOT be the real story.
Enter Johnny Yenason of Pennsylvania. He is involved in veterans advocacy and Christian work. Mr. Yenason has connections and a heart for the nation. In his ardor to serve, he came up with what he thought was a great idea. here is how that all went down.
As Written By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
An offer of a “Russian backdoor overture” that made its way to Jared Kushner last year was initiated by a devout Christian with concern for veterans and not Russian operatives devising a plan to collude with the Trump campaign.
Johnny Yenason, the owner of a Pennsylvania-based pipefitting company, says that it was his Christian and veterans advocacy work that prompted him to reach out in May 2016 to Aleksander Torshin, the deputy chairman of Russia’s central bank, and his associate, Maria Butina.
That outreach effort, which made its way from Yenason to a friend of his named Rick Clay and then to members of the Trump campaign, became the subject of intense scrutiny last Friday after the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Kushner, a White House senior adviser and Trump’s son-in-law, accusing him of improperly withholding the email exchange.
Kushner’s emails show that he shot down the meeting request, but Trump critics saw the initial overture as an attempt by the Trump associates to collude with Russian operatives or by Kremlin functionaries trying to infiltrate the…….
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