Well, once again yet another fake story from the Washington Post is proved wrong. Via Fox News.
A December meeting between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of the senior advisers in the Trump administration, and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower focused on Syria, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Monday.
During the meeting the Russians broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. That follows a recent report from The Washington Post alleging that Kushner wanted to develop a secure, private line with Russia.
The idea of a permanent back channel was never discussed, according to the source. Instead, only a one-off for a call about Syria was raised in the conversation.
In addition, the source told Fox News the December meeting focused on Russia's contention that the Obama administration's policy on Syria was deeply flawed.
In the Washington Post's rush to smear Trump yet again their fake new was again found to be, fake. Thus the Washington Post is gaining a reputation similar to that of the National Enquire.
In real journalism sourcing is important, but it's also important to use sources who were actually there, not someone who wasn't, and perhaps has no idea of what was said.
In muckraking, you go after someone with baseless smears in order to inflict damage. That term, by the way, was invented the progressive approach to smearing an opponent in politics.