Jared Kushner will answer questions 'when the time is right'
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 9:09
The White House has tried to downplay Kushner's contacts, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he "didn't see any big issue".
Trump on Sunday attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" and "fabricated" amid reports about alleged communications between Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington. The Trump relative suggested Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. for the private talks, Kisylak reportedly said.
Nevertheless, Kushner has reportedly been urged to keep a low profile as Trump prepares to reset his agenda following his return from overseas. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joining Trump in casting doubt on the news media.
Reportedly of particular interest to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government, is Kushner's desire to base the communications at Russian government buildings. But Mr. Kushner is not the subject of a criminal investigation.
Corker said it appears to him that Kushner is "not a target, so I think I would just wait".
Fox News may be standing by the story, but for now, it exists alone amongst a number of other reports as the sole defense of Murdoch's ally in the White House.
The report was the latest to emerge about discussions between President Donald Trump's inner circle and Russian officials.
Kushner's lawyer has also publicly said the president's son-in-law is "willing to cooperate in the probe".
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.
Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster, a three-star Army general, also defended Kushner, telling reporters that back-channel communications are normal, according to Reuters.
"The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule".
Dubke said in a statement "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration".
In his Sunday tweets, the president also referred to his global trip, saying "Just returned from Europe".