DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal'

White House special advisor Jared Kushner son-in-law of President Donald Trump boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and international responsibilities despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 campaign (AFP  Thomas COEX | Manila Bull

White House special advisor Jared Kushner son-in-law of President Donald Trump boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and international responsibilities despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 campaign (AFP Thomas COEX | Manila Bull

"With the appointment of (former Federal Bureau of Investigation director) Mr.(Robert) Mueller, we've now hit that stage of a scandal", McCain said on on "Fox News Sunday. Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing".

This is not the first time McCain has been vocal about the Trump administration's relationship with Russian Federation.

Trump, publicly, remains entirely supportive of his son-in-law. The FBI and several congressional committees are now investigating contacts between Trump aides and Russian officials. A source told CNN the channel was meant to discuss military operations in Syria and other matters.

This is the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object: An angry Trump looking for someone to blame for the ongoing Russian Federation story settles on the one person who has always been deemed un-fireable in his White House.

It was not initially clear if Kushner stepping down or taking on a reduced role is part of the potential reshuffle.

But CNN's Jeff Zeleny, fresh back from covering the trip, said Kushner was aware of a coming Washington Post report detailing his role in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation and decided it was best not to be at the President's side on the world stage when that news broke. Schiff said that if he had confirmation of the allegations, Kushner's security clearance should be revoked.

The 36-year-old Kushner, a 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.

Kushner in March said he was ready to testify about his Russian Federation meetings to the Senate Intelligence Committee. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry".

No evidence about Russia's interference in US polls: Putin
The investment growth into Russian Federation exceeds GDP growth, this trend should be maintained, he said. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.

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. And they're used to attention on a smaller scale - they were public figures in the NY real estate scene long before President Donald Trump began his campaign.

The result is that we end up with a president who at 8:33 a.m. says that it's his opinion "that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", and then at 10:43 a.m. says that the prime minister of the United Kingdom was mad about information that was leaked.

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".

- 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. Nonetheless, Lewandowski has the trust of the president - an advantage that many of Trump's aides lack.

"If you can't produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can", Mr. Trump said to Kushner on the eve of his presidential inauguration.

"It's darn close to treason", he added.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly agreed.

Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper, meanwhile, told NBC Kushner's reported attempt to initiate back channel talks with Moscow "certainly arouses your concern about what is going on, given [that] Russian Federation, at least for my money, is our primary adversary". They're staying put but have previously told friends they will continue to evaluate and reassess whether they plan to stay in Washington.

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