Democrat on House Oversight Committee Wants Kushner's Security Clearance Suspended

"#FakeNews is the enemy!" the U.S. leader wrote, spelling errors and all.

In yet another tweet, amid criticism of his frequent Twitter rants, Trump wrote: "the Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don't want America to hear the real story!"

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election, has requested information and documents from Mr Trump's campaign.

Administration officials close to President Donald Trump have been pushing Kushner to step aside while the FBI investigates meetings that Kushner he had with Russian figures during the transition period following the November election, The Hill reported.

More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added, along with crisis communication experts.

As the White House scrambles to deal with the fallout from the latest revelations about contact between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation, there is said to be mounting that talk that his favoured advisor, Jared Kushner, may have to take a leave of absence. "I would not be concerned about it".

Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday.

Asked if such communications were a big deal, Kelly said: "any time you have channels of communication with a country, particularly one like Russian Federation, I wouldn't criticize it". "But it's the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election".

"To have the president's son-in-law, a key player within the Trump Organization, trying to establish a backchannel with the Russians through a Russian diplomatic facility - you have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversations from?"

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" that Kushner should appear before the panel and that his security clearance needs to be reviewed. Mr Michael Hayden said on CNN.

Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka, discussed the possibility of setting up secure line of communication with Russia in a meeting with Moscow's ambassador Sergey Kisylak on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to reports citing intercepts of Russian communications analyzed by US officials.

Kushner discussed the idea with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak in December, as the Trump team was preparing its transition to the White House after its unexpected election victory a month earlier.

The White House did not acknowledge the meeting with the Russian ambassador or Mr Kushner's attendance until March. "Let their name be put out", Trump said then.

The FBI's Russian Federation probe is being overseen by former bureau director Robert Mueller, who was appointed as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein after Trump fired Comey.

Schiff was also critical of continuing involvement in aspects of the Russian Federation probe by fellow Californian Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who stepped aside from the probe earlier this year after the House Ethics Committee began investigating whether he had improperly revealed classified information.

Recommended News

  • Kerr not well yet, hasn't ruled himself out of Game 1

    While his offense spells destruction most of the time against enemies, his defense is also nearly always a win-stopper. The Warriors' goal, of course, is also to win the rubber match with Cleveland and earn a second title in three years.
    Rajinikanth's jeep from 'Kaala' may be preserved in museum

    Rajinikanth's jeep from 'Kaala' may be preserved in museum

    Anand Mahindra tweeted on Monday morning, "When the legend Superstar Rajini uses a auto as a throne, it becomes a legend.#Thar". The makers of Kaala , Wunderbar Films responded to the tweet asking who they would need to get in touch with for the same.
    Trump on foreign trip 'We hit a home run'

    Trump on foreign trip 'We hit a home run'

    Trump's first stop on the trip was in Saudi Arabia, where he spoke at a summit of the leaders of more than 50 Muslim and Arab nations.
  • Katy Perry, John Krasinski, Chris Pratt, and other stars celebrate Memorial Day

    Katy Perry, John Krasinski, Chris Pratt, and other stars celebrate Memorial Day

    Doing it tough: The friends - seen here at an event in 2015 - undertook the grueling fitness challenge together. For participants seeking an extra challenge, a 20-pound vest can be worn throughout the entire workout.
    Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

    Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

    The southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway (SR-826) between 74th to 58th were shutdown for hours due to incident. After crashing into a median, the man turned his auto around and started driving northbound into oncoming traffic.
    Modi has

    Modi has "very good interaction" with Merkel during Germany visit

    Kennedy in Frankfurt, where he told the audience "those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future". Brexit also meant that trans-Atlantic ties would become weaker.
  • Democracy Day - Be Patient, Hopeful, Ngige Urges Nigerians

    Democracy Day - Be Patient, Hopeful, Ngige Urges Nigerians

    As the President has summed it up: 'The old Nigeria is slowly but surely disappearing, and a new era is rising. Nigeria has listed new areas of focus in the next two years, including agriculture and food security.

    NFL Rule Changes: Overtime Length and Touchdown Celebrations

    Instead of cutting from 90 to 75 players, there will only be one deadline to cut to 53-man rosters after the final preseason game. The first change announced on Tuesday was the new length for overtime periods in preseason and regular season games.

    Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc (NYSE:JOF) Sentiment Worsened, Despite

    Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 12.5% in the third quarter. (NASDAQ:BNCL). The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has "Sell" rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Tudor Pickering.
  • Warriors claim West title with another sweep

    Warriors claim West title with another sweep

    But the way that we started, like you said, was important, especially defensively just to set the tone. Golden state: Curry (36 + 6 assists), Durant (29, 12 rebounds), green (16 + 8 rebounds + 8 assists).
    South Africa's Zuma Survives Another No Confidence Vote

    South Africa's Zuma Survives Another No Confidence Vote

    It is the second time in six months that party rebels have mounted such a challenge and they are thought likely to try again. He blamed the party for losing the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality due to infighting that has plagued the ANC in the metro.

    Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to Review DC Life Every 6 Months

    The newspaper cited anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser past year , overseeing the campaign's digital strategy.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.