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.

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