Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval
00:47, Jun 1, 2017
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As President Donald Trump returned to Washington from his nine-day foreign trip, the political warfare between his administration and sections of the intelligence establishment allied with the Democratic Party erupted once again, with the focus shifting to Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner.
Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow.
Shortly after Mr 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".
Congressional Democrats are demanding to hear directly from Kushner over allegations of the proposed secret back-channel.
"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 exsist but are made up by fake news writers".
He says it's "obviously very concerning" if a key Trump campaign figure was possibly seeking secret communications with Russian Federation.
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 and other news outlets confirmed.
The pair has, according to early reports, given themselves six months to succeed in Washington at their new careers, or return to New York City, where Ivanka would go back to her signature clothing and accessories corporation, and Kushner would go back to real estate investment and development. #FakeNews is the enemy!
The job of White House communications director is, oddly, largely a behind-the-scenes post, one that involves planning the president's messaging through press outreach, social media, travel and other means.
You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversation from?
Representative Adam Schiff said in an interview with ABC News. "So generally speaking about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner". She held a roundtable discussion on the topic shortly before departing for the trip, met with human trafficking victims in Rome, and held another meeting on the topic at the White House on Friday. At a December meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Kushner reportedly suggested using secure equipment at the Russian embassy or one of the Russian consulates to open a secret communications channel with the government of strongman Vladimir Putin. Schiff said that if he had confirmation of the allegations, Kushner's security clearance should be revoked.
"Mr Kushner participated in thousands of calls in this time period", Gorelick said in an email. The Senate and House Intelligence committees are also leading their own investigations, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges.
Remember back when the pro-Trump forces were in such a almost constant frenzy over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she'd been secretary of state?
Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham told CNN he doubted the Kushner reports were accurate.
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Police have so far announced six arrests and Abedi's home was raided by special forces about 12 hours after the suicide attack. The government said a minute's silence would be held at all official buildings at 1000 GMT (6.00 a.m.
However, China had later removed the remarks of its envoy from the transcript of his speech posted on the Chinese Embassy website. I had the privilege of meeting with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other world leaders and senior officials.
Game coverage drops the puck at 7pm with the Voice of the Predators Pete Weber on the Predators Radio Network across the midsouth. If he's able to play, the Predators likely will try to test his movement. "And then we'll make a decision based off that".
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.
Yet it was Subban's arrival in a trade last June that provided Nashville with the grit and leadership it so desperately needed. Malkin also scored Pittsburgh's only goal, which was a dandy. "But they came up one shot better".
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Almost two-thirds of Americans think the mainstream press is full of "fake news", according to the latest Harvard-Harris poll. Cuomo has also criticized Republican health care plans, saying they will put services for millions of New Yorkers at risk.
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US President promises not to forget Papal message
Despite her husband being inaugurated U.S. president in January, she is not due to move into the White House until the summer. They then posed for photographs and then sat down at the papal desk, the pope unsmiling, as their private meeting began.
Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty
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Trump to decide on Paris accord next week
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.
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