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The Associated Press and other news organizations reported that Kushner in December proposed a back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team.
Kushner first garnered attention from U.S. federal authorities after it was revealed that the senior presidential adviser reportedly had failed to disclose contact with Russia's ambassador to the United States on three different occasions during and after the 2016 race for the White House.
Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into any connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, including whether there was any collaboration to help Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, has requested information and documents from Trump's campaign dating back to July 2015, the AP confirmed.
The Post first reported the request, which covers materials such as emails, phone records and documents dating to Trump's first days as a candidate in July 2015.
Those inquiries now include scrutiny of Kushner, the newspaper reported.
The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the USA has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December.
The intent was to connect Trump's chief national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, with Russian military leaders, said this person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity. The newspaper cited anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.
The channel was never set up.
At the time, a White House official dismissed it as a brief courtesy meeting.
Lt. Gen. HR McMaster, the National Security adviser, on Saturday declined to say whether he would be concerned if a private citizen attempted to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence U.S. foreign policy and said he would not be concerned if a White House official attempted to do so, reports CNN. 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.
He added that he "would not be concerned" about such a communications system.
"There was a lot of give-and-take between the different countries in the room", said Gary D. Cohn, director of the National Economic Council. "And the other pattern we have is just a continuous drumbeat of inappropriate contacts with the Russians".
Trump aides traveling with the president in Europe have refused to address the contents of Kushner's December meeting with the Russian diplomat.
Kushner, who organized the president's Middle East stops at the start of the foreign trip, chose to return to Washington several days ago and has kept a low profile since then. He remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump.
Mr Kushner's troubles are only one facet of the crisis.
Recently appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is starting off an investigation with a broad mandate that will allow him to probe both the possible Russian influence and whether Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey.
Separately, amid the mounting questions about Russian Federation, three members of Trump's family - his sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., and Eric's wife, Lara - were said to have met privately with GOP leaders to share their concerns.
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.
The administration had hoped Trump's nine-day turn in the global spotlight would offer a respite from relentless coverage of an ever-widening probe into Russian meddling in last year's election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign - with its endless barrage of newspaper scoops and explosive revelations.
Two others, also familiar with the meeting, insisted that the Trump family did not pressure the RNC to follow their suggestions or to let them control aspects of the party.
He is the only person now in the White House known to be under investigation.
It's also the third straight year the two teams have clashed in the finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015. Boston was the top seed in the Eastern Conference this season and played pretty well in the playoffs otherwise.
Pep Guardiola discusses the influence of Pablo Zabaleta , who's set to leave Manchester City at the end of the season. Zabaleta arrived at City from Espanyol in 2008, having played as a midfielder for much of his career.
He robbed James Neal with just over two minutes left in the second, appearing to stop Neal's shot with the shaft of his stick. Oh, they attempted to show more life early on Sunday, although, frankly, it would have been hard for that not to happen.
The east Libyan air force said Friday the strikes were targeting al-Qaeda linked forces and did not mention Islamic State. The targeted enclave presumably had hosted the perpetrators of the Minya terror attack against Christians in Egypt .
The Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy group "dedicated to advancing religious freedom". Given the competing claims, the US and most countries maintain embassies in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem .
North Carolina is (unofficially) the GOP's policy lab in that numerous party's more controversial policies are first tested there. Nevertheless, Monday's ruling is a significant victory in a state that has been ground zero in the battle over voting rights .
Indonesian police say that pressure cookers were used in the blasts in Jakarta the night of May 24 that killed three policemen. A suspicious package has forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport.
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Dead Men is still expected to pillage the box office; Rotten Tomatoes reports 98 percent of its visitors want to see the film . The part with the mermaids, from the series' 2011 entry, is excellent, as programmatic big-budget adventure filmmaking goes.
The father has not been charged and was only detained for questioning, Special Deterrent force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem said. The arrests come after Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to " critical ", the highest setting.
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Trump finds it's six against one on climate change
President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the USA will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. Trump has repeatedly called global warming a hoax, while he pledged on the campaign trail to cancel the Paris "bad deal".
They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies
The Italian side won all three trophies in the space of nine seasons in the 1970s and 80s. "It means everything for the team". They will learn a lot from it and if we keep the squad together they will be strInsert Banneronger for it'.
Trump Forming Legal Team for Russia Probe — WashPost
The last time that Kasowitz represented Trump was approximately 6 months ago, when 4 women claimed that he sexually harassed them. There are several ongoing investigations into whether the Trump campaign had an improper relationship with Russian Federation .
FDA approves new kind of cancer treatment
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Computer beats champion in ancient board game
AlphaGo beat its first world champion last March, when it defeated South Korea's Lee Sedol in a five-game tournament. The game can't be found on numerous most-watched streaming services in China, such as Tencent Video and Sina.com.