Here's the latest anti-Trump piece from Jeff Bezos' The Washington Post:
The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.
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If you watched the movie Thirteen Days, you may recall that JFK's "back channel" to Khrushchev saved us from nuclear annihilation.
Q: Why therefore is a back channel to Putin now a bad thing?
A: It's only a bad thing if you want war with Russia.