Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

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01 June, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday lambasted the "fake" media for "demeaning" his use of social media alleging that they don't want the people to know the "real story".

The real estate developer with no previous government experience had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters. The communications channel was never set up, the people said.

Princeling in Chief Jared Kushner is once again at the center of a crisis engulfing the White House, with reports indicating the President's son-in-law is under investigation for allegedly requesting a secure channel for the campaign to speak to Russian authorities.

"Jared is doing a great job for the country..." Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said.

Kushner's Lawyer Jamie Gorelick said that the White House senior adviser would be willing to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts with Russian officials and his role in Trump's election campaign.

The tweet comes as the media continues to report on contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, one of Trump's most trusted advisers.

In an interview on Fox News on Tuesday, Conway said Dubke "made very clear that he would see through the president's global trip, and come to work every day and work hard even through that trip because there was much to do here back at the White House". Kushner spoke with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the USA, about creating the secret line to make it easier to hold sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

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Michael Flynn , since fired as the president's national security advisor for his Russian associations, was also at the meeting. Trump said in a tweet on Sunday, a day after he returned from his maiden overseas trip, which he described as a big success.

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Then came the details that made the story so much more intriguing: After Trump had been elected, Kushner had apparently spoken with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, about establishing a back-channel method of communicating with the Kremlin. The person, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss private conversations.

Gorkov said in a statement issued by Vnesheconombank earlier this year that his meeting with Kushner was one of a series of meetings with foreign business leaders as part of a strategic review in 2016. They have built a thick skin over the past few months in the White House, and they recognize that a certain level of attention comes with the high-profile opportunities they have been given, per the official.

"We're not going to comment on Jared".

He says that "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".

Earlier in the day, he blasted the media for numerous leaks coming out of the White House that he believes are made up. Officials said he misled Vice-President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.

Dubke's hiring was meant to lighten the load on Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, who had also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office.


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