Trump's lawyer will now answer all Russia-related questions, Spicer says

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, noted that Kushner has been willing to answer questions.Though he had not seen evidence of collusion when he stepped down on 20 January, Clapper said all the signs made an FBI investigation not only appropriate but necessary.

"Going forward, all questions on these matters will be referred to outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz", Spicer said.

Also on the Russian Federation front: "Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russian Federation, is expanding his probe to assume control of a grand jury investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, three sources told Reuters".

Surely, Spicer will clarify in no time.

If this was the first example of questionable contact between Trump's associates and the Russians, or if this was some minor functionary and not the husband of Trump's daughter, Ivanka, the concerns raised so far might not loom so large.

The Trump administration has been enveloped in controversy over Russian Federation in recent weeks.

"I don't know how any comms person could not be frustrated in that position right now given the daily drama", a source close to him said. But a day later, during a briefing that lasted just under 12 minutes, Spicer signaled that the White House has chose to let President Donald Trump's private lawyers field those inquiries. Kirsten Gillibrand says deniers of climate change have gained an "outsized and risky influence" over President Donald Trump as he decides whether to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord.

As ever, the President dismissed the allegations as the work of the "fake news media".

It didn't help that Trump, seemingly aware of his typo, goaded the masses to figure out what "covfefe" meant. "Well, I haven't talked to him since all of this came out", Haley said.

Mr Kushner boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and worldwide responsibilities underscoring his importance as Mr Trump's chief aide-de-camp, despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 White House race. The assembled reporters wanted more, crying out in unison, but the more-subdued-than-normal press secretary left it there. It isn't the White House press corps that deserves answers about Kushner's behavior and what, if any, connection there is between Russian hacking of the election and the Trump team; it's the people who elected him to office.

If administration officials are to be believed, the list of people who can be inducted includes Trump's former campaign manager.

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday.

Trump has yet to sign a major piece of legislation, and he is now facing a series of major decisions, including withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, increasing troops in Afghanistan and naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

  • Leroy Wright