Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie

Kushner met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December - a meeting he neglected to disclose in security clearance forms - to discuss establishing a secret backchannel between the Kremlin and President Trump's transition team, the Washington Post reported last week. Trump himself has also reportedly offered up his personal cell phone number to world leaders.

On the other hand, "Trump isn't always as clear on the policy specifics, whereas the communications people usually are better at that, and that could be a detriment to the overall message", Hagle said.

"He was fully involved with the process of the announcement", said a senior White House official.

Trump revived an old nickname for the Democrat Wednesday, tweeting that, "Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a awful candidate". "In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Because I think I've done great things, but I don't think I have " I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public". "I have total confidence in him". Trump denies any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has questioned the veracity of the USA intelligence finding.

The charge that he sought to use a hostile government's communications system to avoid scrutiny from his own country's government is too serious an allegation for the 36-year-old to continue his role as a top White House adviser - at least until he's provided some explanation for it (as well as several other previously unreported contacts with Kislyak during the campaign).

Although questions have been raised about Kushner's contacts with the Russians, the FBI has said he is not at the moment under investigation, and he has volunteered to testify before the congressional committees looking into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

After returning from a his first foreign trip, which received mixed reviews, the president returned to a Russian Federation investigation that only grew in his absence.

More than three dozen House Democrats want to shut off Jared Kushner's access to classified information in light of increased scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation over Kushner's contacts with Russian authorities.

US privacy laws and intelligence regulations require that Americans' names picked up in foreign communications intercepts be concealed unless senior officials request them to be disclosed for intelligence or law enforcement purposes.

Critics say that before Trump was inaugurated, Kushner made efforts to open a "back-channel" communications link with Russian officials. "Everything at the White House runs on White House time". A White House official said Kushner is working this week to try to exploit momentum from the visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel, where Trump sought to lay groundwork for new peace talks between the Jewish State and Palestinians.

The person said this decision was about Trump keeping a campaign promise on the same day he was breaking one, at least temporarily - a pledge to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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