Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner

Recently, when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump's stated reasons appeared to differ from those offered by White House spokespeople.Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing".Kushner made his secret communications proposal on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by U.S. officials, the Post reported late Friday.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.

"The trip sets the stage for a much more safe and prosperous nation back at home and a more peaceful world for all", Spicer said.

In his own tweet today, Trump claims the Russians are laughing at our investigations of him because the Democrats lost the elections.

Meanwhile, the White House is shaking up its communications team.

CNN reported Kushner made the communications request in December while he was still a private citizen.

The Fox News article did not merely contradict other reporting; it was out of step with the Trump White House, too. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added, along with crisis communication experts, to help the White House in the weeks ahead. But if so, why insist on using the communications through the Russian embassy or consulate? Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Peter WelchPeter WelchHouse Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance Five roadblocks for Trump's T infrastructure plan Hopes of bipartisanship fade amid Comey chaos MORE (D-Vt.), who signed a similar letter with him in April.

The intent was to connect Trump's chief national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, with Russian military leaders, a person familiar with the discussions told the AP. Unnamed sources who appear in news reports about the Russian Federation investigation are typically granted anonymity by the media because they are discussing sensitive information without authorization and could be fired if caught.

Flynn handed in his resignation in February after it was revealed he misled top White House officials about his contacts with Russian officials.

"VEB is not providing financing, lending or any other services to Kushner Companies", the official said.

In the meantime, Kushner has offered to talk to Congress about his meetings with Russian officials - through a lawyer. Conway echoed McMaster and Kelly, saying that "they're not concerned" and that "back channels like this are the regular course of business". "Very bad for U.S. This will change", the president wrote in a tweet from his personal account, @realDonaldTrump.

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