Trump hits out at 'fake news' about son-in-law

03 June, 2017, 02:16 | Author: Sam Montgomery

President Donald Trump said he thinks Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and top White House adviser, is doing a "great job" for the United States.

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 Post reported 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?

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