In a statement to the New York Times, published late Sunday night, the 45th President of the United Statessaid his son-in-law was doing a "great job for the country" and that he had "total confidence" in his performance thus far.
Philip Mudd, a security analyst who worked at the Central Intelligence Agency for 25 years, suggested Mr Trump may have proposed the channel idea to Mr Kushner or at least approved it, and said it was unlikely Mr Kushner had been working alone. Kushner, Trump added, is "respected by virtually everyone" and "is a very good person".
Now, according to the New York Times, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional investigators are said to be probing what was said during Mr Kushner's 30-minute meeting with Mr Gorkov, chairman of the state-owned Vnesheconombank and an associate of President Putin.
Kushner reportedly flew home Thursday from Rome with his wife, Ivanka Trump, and arrived in his West Wing office on Friday to meet with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to discuss the presidential trip.
"What your question assumes is a lot of facts that are not substantiated by anything but anonymous sources", Spicer said at the White House daily briefing, his first since Trump returned from his first overseas trip.
"If these allegations are true and he had discussions with the Russians about establishing a back-channel and didn't reveal that, that's a real problem in terms of whether he should maintain that kind of a security clearance", Schiff said. But he describes such efforts to communicate as "a good thing".
If not, are family ties keeping Kushner employed at the White House?
Reports in the USA say investigators believe he has relevant information, but is not necessarily suspected of a crime.
Trump, paying tribute Monday to the nation's military dead at a Memorial Day event in Arlington, Virginia, praised fallen soldiers for the "depth of their devotion, the purity of their love" and "the totality of their courage". The 36-year-old property heir holds a senior advisory role within the Trump administration, playing an increasingly important role in the development of Mr Trump's foreign policy. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who was chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee last summer, to a liberal activist asserting that Lynch had privately assured a top Clinton campaign official that the investigation would end without fanfare.
The country remains on high alert, however, as officials caution that some suspects who helped Abedi may still be at large. Great Manchester Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested Monday in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses.
Actor Farhan Akhtar also posted a sweet message for Sachin Tendulkar along with a picture of a magazine cover autographed by him. This biopic movie will represent the life aspects of the cricket legend that the public doesn't know so far.
Now, if you're wondering how this technology differs from rollable or previously touted flexible displays here's some detail. However, The Korea Herald also mentions two other Samsung panels which we could see being employed sooner on mobile.
He's remembered by the music world as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and one of the pioneers of Southern rock. Our Mary Grace Shaw sat down with members of the band Stillwater who say the Allman Brothers opened up the door for them.
TV stations and magazines are fighting for the first interview and going to extreme measures in their efforts to get close to her. ABC News reported that Schapelle Corby's home will receive extra police protection ahead of her long-awaited return home.
Prince William will lead the tributes, laying a wreath alongside Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on the field before the kickoff. These operations, as well as one at Manchester Arena, will continue over the weekend.
The justices ruled unanimously that patent owners must bring lawsuits only in states where the targeted company is incorporated. Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled on a key change that should make it much harder for patent trolls to be successful.
But the leaders hoped that the summit would focus more on Europe's migration crisis and the problems of neighbouring Africa. His top economic and national security advisers refused to answer questions about Kushner during a press briefing Saturday.
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'.
She decided against it, and says the punishment she now faces isn't fair, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. Runkles' father ultimately resigned from the board, angry about how his daughter was treated.
New Sonic Mania Trailer: Release Date Announced!
Sonic , Tails and Knuckles will all be playable in the game, and each one of them comes with their own unique abilities. I love the stencil art style and the animation reminds me a lot of Sonic CD (my favorite Sonic game).
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".
Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty
Under former Speaker John Boehner, House Republicans sued the Obama administration to prevent it from doling out the subsidies. According to the motion, legislators and the administration are still working on ways to avoid a legal ruling on the case.
Kushner sought secret communications with Russia
The newspaper cited anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. He remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump.
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career. But the Celtics have the No. 1 pick in the draft, along with the salary cap space to sign a top free agent.
Magic hire Weltman to head basketball operations
We feel Jeff is a tremendous long-term fit and brings great experience, strong values and a successful track record. They have not made the playoffs in the past five seasons.? The Magic, who went 29-53 past year , have pick Nos.
Graco Recalls Car Seats Over Webbing Safety Concerns
Graco said it will contact affected consumers and provide them with free replacement kits to install new harness restraints. Customers can contact Graco's customer service at 1-800-345-4109 or visit www.gracobaby.com for additional information.
FDA approves new kind of cancer treatment
The approval is granted on the basis of preliminary studies and remains contingent on completion of confirmatory studies. And women who are pregnant or breastfeeding shouldn't take Keytruda because it could harm a developing fetus or newborn.