Trump defends Kushner following Russian Federation investigation
- Nick Mcbride
The White House has been shaken by an explosive Washington Post report on the eve of his return that said Kushner had met with the Russian ambassador prior to Trump's inauguration and proposed a secret communications link to the Kremlin.
Some U.S. news reports, citing Trump aides, say the president could soon establish a White House "war room" to deal with the burgeoning number of questions about his administration's links to Russian Federation.
Kushner was reportedly joined by Michael Flynn, who would resign, after just 24 days as Trump's national security adviser following reports that he secretly spoke with Kislyak about sanctions and lied about it.
Press secretary Sean Spicer sought to cast doubt on the veracity of media reports that Kushner had sought a secret communications channel with Russian Federation during the presidential transition, while simultaneously defending Kushner's alleged conduct.
Leaked intercepts of messages from Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak allegedly state that after the USA election in November, Kushner asked if he could set up a secret channel of communication to the Kremlin using secure Russian technology.
A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication. Jamali argued that communication back channels, like the one Kushner attempted to establish with Moscow in December, are normal, but the way Kushner conducted himself is suspicious. "Extremely unlikely", Judge Napolitano said.
"I think it would be inevitable for it to put a strain on the relationship - but Jared isn't simply a negative on the team". Meet you in the embassy.
"Imagine that the back channel was so that Jared could get tips about where to buy the best vodka in the United States".
Last week, the Arizona lawmaker said investigations into allegations of ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation were reaching "Watergate size and scale".
"Everyone is so upset about this", Earhardt said.
And Spicer let it be known he wasn't going to directly address those reports. He went on to proclaim that he can't speak for actions that haven't been confirmed and are based on anonymous sources.
That might have a bigger impact on White House operations than they realize. The Post's story cited U.S. officials who had been briefed on intelligence reports. Sources close to the administration defended the meetings to The Times, citing those causes.
Mr Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters in Moscow that the Kremlin was unaware of the meeting between Mr Kushner and Mr Gorkov at the time and that it was routine. "It's all innuendo. It's all rumor".
Kelly appeared on "Fox News Sunday", NBC's "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week", Schiff also spoke on ABC, and Booker was on CNN's "State of the Union". She refused to confirm Fox News' report about Kislyak actually being the one who sought the back channel.
He says that "whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers".