Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports, Source Says
- Author: Leroy Wright May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 19:34
Two Republican U.S. senators played down the Kushner reports on Sunday, while the former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, took a darker view of such contacts with representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Meanwhile, Kelly said any such discreet channels of communication could only be a good thing, and it doesn't bother him, in an interview with Fox News. "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".
On the heels of the President's first foreign trip, the White House downplayed tension with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners.
Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators a year ago as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, the two sources told Reuters.
On Twitter, the president said "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA - and how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election - has taken over the fake news". It was their first opportunity to question Spicer about a Washington Post report published late last week.
Bossie told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" that the Trump administration has reached out to him but hasn't offered him a job yet. The reports say Trump has hired a NY lawyer to advise him in handling the various investigations.
"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. "Very bad for U.S. This will change". "But I love how we bought this building literally right after my father came out of prison, probably five, six months after".
The Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, has requested information and documents from Trump's campaign dating back to July 2015, the AP and other news outlets confirmed.
Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's investigation of the matter. Trump's attacks on the media come as his campaign team faces increased scrutiny over its contacts with Russian Federation.
Ivanka Trump, perhaps the President's most trusted adviser, was not involved in the writing of that statement, the administration official said. Kushner reportedly had a key role in the Trump administration's recent dealings with Canada, Mexico, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and China, while the actual secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, quietly met with a number of foreign leaders during his travels overseas.