President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. Gave me full details!
“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.
“Back-channel communications with people are ways to communicate with people, again not in front of the press, as an example, but that information is not necessarily kept secret from the rest of the government”, Kelly added.
Trump also wrote that “many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies”.
“Whenever you see the words “sources say” in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names”.
The talks between Kushner and the Russians, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team’s relationship with Moscow, which USA intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in the property tycoon’s favor.
The Washington Post said Kushner’s secret communications proposal was made on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by United States officials.
Donald Trump has labelled leaks about the interactions of his son-in-law with Russian Federation “fabricated lies”, as he returned to Washington to confront a mounting political crisis.
Members of Trump’s White House have regularly requested anonymity when speaking to the press. Both Lewandowski and Bossie discussed the prospect with the president before his trip, according to a person told of the conversations.
The investigation is being led by Robert Mueller, a respected former FBI director who was given broad powers to pursue the case as a special counsel after Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9.
Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster’s suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. 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.
Keeping with their tradition, American and Russian officials are attempting to brush off the news, asserting that there was nothing out of the ordinary in Kushner’s meetings with the Russians.
Major issues await Trump.
While taxes have taken a back seat in recent weeks, Trump tweeted Sunday: “The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule. ObamaCare is dead – the Republicans will do much better!” “Big benefits to all!” he said.