Meanwhile, if reports of the Kislyak meeting are accurate (the White House has not denied them), the fact is Mr. Kushner, while still a private citizen, met secretly with officials from a hostile power
Is the US at war with Russia? We talking treason or sedition here?
Umm, no, we’re not, are we?
And that little freedom thing does mean that private citizens are allowed to talk to whoever they damn want to. Yea, even without the permission of the New York Times editorial board.