Secret sources of Reuters have alleged that after the November 2016 election, Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump, and Michael Flynn, former national security adviser for Trump, discussed creating a back channel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin with one Sergei Kislyak, Russian envoy. 
Already from the above we can see that this story gets WAY complicated.
The story begins perhaps with the alleged hacking by Russia of the John Podesta e-mails. Even this though is contested by Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who says that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.  A “clandestine hand-off” in Washington, DC indicates it might not have been a “hack.”
So the secret sources say there had been post-election conversation about setting up a back channel between Trump and Putin. Sounds nefarious on the surface, but what if the incoming Trump administration wanted to avoid being spied upon by warmongering factions in Washington, DC? Something like this was going on back during the Watergate drama of the early 1970s. Back then, the Moorer-Radford spy ring was snooping on the White House for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 
President Richard Nixon wanted to de-escalate the Vietnam War and improve relations with Russia. But the Pentagon didn’t want this. A Navy yeoman, Charles Radford, worked as an aide for Admiral Robert O. Welander. Welander had been Bob Woodward’s commanding officer on a destroyer before Woodward became a wunderkind of The Washington Post. And Admiral Welander reported to Thomas H. Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hence the nomenclature, “Moorer-Radford spy ring.” The Navy yeoman Radford began snatching copies of classified documents from the White House and bringing them to his bosses at the Pentagon. The Pentagon was spying on the White House!  So you can see how President Nixon might have wanted to create one of the dreaded “back channels” of communication in order to promote peace in defiance of the Pentagon.
And where was Hillary Clinton around the time that this was going on? Ms. Clinton was on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, assembling planned impeachment proceedings against Nixon. 
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 “Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy – sources”, by Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay. Reuters, May 26, 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-fbi-kushner-exclusive-idUSKBN18N018
 “Swamp Creatures Are Terrified”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, May 16, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/swamp-creatures-are-terrified/
 Silent Coup, by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin. Kindle e-book edition.
 Clinton Confidential, by George Carpozi, Jr. Del Mar, CA: Emery Dalton Books, 1995.