Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

Jun 01, 2017, 00:42
Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

But former CIA Director John McLaughlin said if an intel officer attempted what Kushner is accused of it would be considered espionage.

In his first on-camera press briefing in almost two weeks, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer argued that news stories that use anonymous sources are unreliable, and called recent reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times that Kushner had worked to establish backchannel communications with Russian Federation during the presidential transition unsubstantiated.

It was a tumultuous Memorial Day weekend for the White House, particularly President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was the subject of a series of bombshell reports that punctuated the end of the president's first trip overseas with fresh controversy.

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"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he said in another tweet to his followers.

Sunday: The New York Times reported that Kushner was among the voices in the White House that strongly urged President Trump to fire James Comey.

"And in fact the Trump presidency has even talked about expanding sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, and so this is tougher language than what we saw coming out of Obama". "Back channels like this are the regular course of business and that's really all that we know".

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Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying Russian Federation investigations.

The FBI is investigating whether any members of Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. "This White House if filled with some of the finest and hardest working men and women in American government". Some Democrats have called for cancelling Kushner's security clearance which he enjoys as a senior adviser to the president.

White House sources told NBC News that Mr Kushner has now been advised to "lay low" while news about the FBI investigation continues to make headlines. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", He tweeted at about 7 a.m. ET. He added: "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 exist".

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President Trump tells the New York Times he has "total confidence" in his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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