Kelly made the comments on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", and he reiterated them in two other appearances on Sunday morning news broadcasts.
Republicans, meanwhile, downplayed the reports about Kushner - with Sen.
Until Saturday, President Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner was going to be a witness in the ongoing FBI investigation in the relation between the campaign and Russian Federation.
"Any information flow into the government and then considered by the government, I won't criticise that", Mr Kelly said.
The Postreported that the direct line would have been conducted through Russian diplomatic facilities to avoid being monitored in US communication systems. The three people were not authorised to discuss the December meeting and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
He even made the remark long before he was president.
"Mr. Kushner has consistently said that he will share what he knows about these meetings, and the details pertaining to, which were previously reported in March", she added.
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Hope Hicks, director of strategic communications in the White House, provided a statement to CBS News.
Citing current and former American officials, the Times said the meeting "may have been part of an effort by Mr. Kushner to establish a direct line to Mr. Putin outside of established diplomatic channels".
"He needs to answer for what was happening at the time", Booker said. I mean, this becomes more and more freakish. So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry".
During the meeting the Russians broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. "Back channels like this are the regular course of business", Conway continued.
After he returned from Europe, the president also disparaged White House leaks and "fake news" from the media in a series of tweets, apparently in response to a number of damaging news stories last week, including the Kushner report.
Other White House officials have come to Kushner's defense as well, including national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who said he was "not concerned" by the reports, and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, who said Sunday that "any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing".
It contradicted a May 26 Washington Post report that claimed Kushner offered a back channel to the Russians during an early December meeting at Trump Tower.
"Obviously, the relationships Jared was able to establish during the transition helped develop this phenomenal global trip that they just came back from", Conway added. Now communication is a bad thing for them?
Trump's comment to Comey was said to refer to the investigation of Flynn as part of the FBI's larger Russian Federation probe. People are anxiously awaiting this occasion, given the potential consequences for Donald Trump and his administration.
But Trump didn't seem all that committed to opening up a new round of talks, saying of getting a deal, "if we can, that's great". Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies.
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The Warriors were 16 games better than the Cavaliers were in the regular season and have yet to lose a game in the playoffs. Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green , one of the league's best and most versatile defenders.
Correa is batting.311 with eight home runs, the last of which made him the fourth-fastest shortstop to reach 50 career home runs. After scoring just six runs in their three previous games combined, the six-run third inning the Braves enjoyed looked massive.
I'm very happy about our accomplishment. "I don't have to score the ball to make an impact on the game and that was my mindset". And then we come out, we get some tremendous looks, and Kyrie just goes nuts and ends us. "We have to execute offensively".
It's the paradox of tennis . "I think I played a good match, I think I played a solid match, hitting very well with the forehand". The 20-year-old Canadian qualifier's cause was not helped by 30 unforced errors during the match that lasted only 52 minutes.
Cleveland got its usual strong performance from James, who put up 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists . By night's end the Cavs turnover total was up to 20, the Warriors a Finals-record tying four.
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The victor will meet Oracle in the first-to-seven America's Cup match starting June 17. Team USA came out of the turn in front and held on for the win.
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