Kellyanne Conway: Jared Kushner's foreign contacts helped make Trump's trip successful

The first White House press briefing in roughly two weeks following President Donald Trump's closely watched first foreign trip and continued scrutiny over contact between some members of his administration and Russian officials brought more questions than answers.

Recently, Trump tweeted that news stories that reference anonymous, unnamed sources are "fake news", in reference to reports that Jared Kushner tried to set up improper "backchannel communications" with Russian Federation.

"I'm going to presume he did this at the behest of the President-elect of the United States".

"We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". And those struggles lead to a misinformed (or uninformed) public - which is a bad thing for all of us. "What's worrying me are the patterns we're seeing. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News".

It's now Jared Kushner's turn in the media star chamber over supposed nefarious ties to Russian Federation - and though no legal charges are expected to come of it, there may be some other surprising fallout.

Days after President Donald Trump's first overseas trip, the contentious relationship between the news media and the White House was on full display.

The article describes a December 1 or 2 meeting in which Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, discussed setting up a direct communication system between Trump and Moscow with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The meeting was also attended by former national security adviser Michael Flynn, but both Kushner and Flynn were still just private citizens at the time. A baffling disease. And the only way to help her is to hurt her.

Trump is considering new ways to deliver his message, according to multiple people within the White House, who say the President is increasingly adamant his staff needs retooling. Trump lawyer Michael Cohen confirmed to NBC that he is now also part of Congress' Russia probe. He focused heavily on leaks - both those coming out of the White House and an intelligence leak blamed on Americans about the deadly bombing at a concert in Britain. He claimed the Kremlin is now conducting only "basic level" exchanges with the Trump Administration out of worry that details could be spilled to the USA media.

"If you know Jared, he's a very calm, stable voice", Haley told MSNBC. The Post reported the claim originated in intercepted Russian communications. "Dems would do it, no doubt!" he wrote, even though a proposed health care bill would only require a simple majority for passage (there remain concerns enough Republicans will back it).

Although a Harvard graduate, he had little political or administrative experience before the 2016 presidential race, when at times Kushner appeared to be Trump's de facto campaign manager.

"My dashboard warning light was clearly on", Clapper said.

"The reasons for my departure are personal", BBC News reports.

"In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus", Trump said in an interview on Fox News Channel early in his term.

  • Larry Hoffman