Is a Previously Unfathomable Rift Opening Up Between Jared Kushner and Trump?

Audrey Hill
June 3, 2017

President Trump is on the verge of making significant changes to his communications team as senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner faces scrutiny for allegedly trying to establish back-channel communications with Moscow.

A Washington Post report alleging that Jared Kushner was seeking to open a secure, private line with Russian Federation is false, a source familiar with the matter has told Fox News. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars.

The Washington Post said Mr Kushner's secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by USA officials.

"It's normal in my opinion and acceptable", Kelly said of the reports that Kushner made the request for a secret communications channel to the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition.

Mr Kushner had been regarded as an ascendent figure in the White House and a flag-bearer for the more moderate voices in the administration.

Reports that top White House adviser Jared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russian Federation has an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders- and if so, whose orders.

Kelly rejected the idea that such a back channel of communication with Russian officials would be damaging to US security interests.

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The White House defended the meeting in a statement to the paper, saying Kushner "was acting in his capacity as a transition official".

Additionally, Republican Sen. John McCain told an Australian news station that he was not pleased to hear reports regarding Kushner.

Kushner was joined by Michael Flynn, the retired general who would resign as Trump's national security adviser after reports that he secretly spoke with Kislyak about sanctions.

Last week, it was confirmed the 36-year-old, who is married to Mr Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, was the focus of the FBI's ongoing investigation.

Taking to Facebook on Sunday, Trump dismissed allegations of Russian Federation ties as "fake news" and "fabricated lies". The reports say Trump has hired a NY lawyer to advise him in handling the various investigations.

Trump did not come out directly and defend Kushner, but decried what he called the "fake news media" in a series of tweets earlier Sunday.

"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 but are made up by fake news writers".

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