Sources: Kushner was the ‘very senior’ transition member

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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25: (AFP OUT) White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bi-lateral meeting with Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon, in the Oval Office at the White House on July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson – Pool/Getty Images)

(CNN) Jared Kushner is the “very senior member” of President Donald Trump’s transition team” who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The court filings from Flynn’s plea hearing Friday say a “very senior member” of Trump’s transition team asked Flynn to contact officials from UN Security Council countries, including Russia, to learn where each country stood on the vote on a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity.

An attorney for Kushner did not respond to a request for comment.

A person familiar with the transition’s effort on the UN vote said it was well-known and a collaborative effort by various transition officials, including Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Flynn and Kushner, adding that none of them “ordered” or “directed” the others and all were working towards the same goal of standing by Israel.

The court documents provide the clearest picture yet of coordination between Flynn and other Trump advisers in contacting Russian officials to influence international policy.This story is developing and will be updated.WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: 

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