Keren Carrion

A protester tried to get White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to sign a Russian flag after his meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee staffers on Monday.

The protestor, Ryan Clayton, jumped out from behind a crowd of reporters on Capitol Hill and threw a Russian flag at President Trump’s son-in-law as he walked by the crowd of press.

“Will you sign my Russian flag? Sign my Russian flag please!” Clayton yelled before security officials pushed him away.

CNN reporter Manu Raju tweeted that the man was pretending to be a reporter before he jumped out toward Kushner.


Clayton, the president of progressive group Americans Take Action, said in a statement that “Kushner is the mastermind behind the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russian agents in last year’s election.”  

“Putin helped Trump win to make Russia great again, not America,” Clayton said. “Trump and Kushner in the White House are a clear and present danger to the US Constitution and the American people.”

His group also handed out hundreds of Russian flags featuring the word “Trump” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) during Trump’s speech there in February.

Kushner gave a statement to the Intelligence panel regarding his meetings with Russian officials during last year’s campaign, when the intelligence community believes Moscow hacked Democratic groups with the intention of helping to elect Trump.

Kushner said his original security clearance form, which omitted several meetings with Russians in 2016, was submitted prematurely by an assistant. The form has been updated multiple times to include more than 100 contacts with foreign officials.


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