Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

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He said he has not asked Trump whether the president believes human activity is contributing to climate change.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring.

Echoing President Trump's tweets, a White House spokesman blasted "fake news" about the Administration and declined to answer questions about recent reports on Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Trump also wrote that "many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies".

CNN reported on Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into Kushner's many roles on both Trump's transition team and in the White House.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names. "And I think it's important to recognize that the president has expressed full confidence in Jared Kushner and also went on to note the considerable progress and very large, important portfolio that Jared oversees here at the White House". Kushner, Trump added, is "respected by virtually everyone" and "is a very good person".

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the United Kingdom gave to US about Manchester was leaked.

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"As they build relationships, there's nothing wrong with that", Kelly said.

"If these allegations are true with the Russians about establishing a back channel and didn't reveal that, that's a real problem", California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff said. According to CNN, Kushner was working with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in hopes of sharing military operations in Syria with the Russians.

Investigations into Russian interference in the American presidential election aren't only getting close to Donald Trump, they've begun to stir up concerns about the chain of command. Lindsey Graham cast a doubt on reports targeting the White House senior adviser.

During his first run for the White House, then-candidate Obama said he'd meet with foreign leaders of countries who are enemies to America without preconditions.

Nevertheless, some critics have called for Kushner's security clearance to be revoked, while others say he should temporarily step aside while his ties to Moscow are being reviewed.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he was skeptical of the back-channel story because he did not trust Russian officials. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's lawyer and a veteran of the Clinton-era Department of Justice, said in a statement, CBS News reported May 25.


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