Commenting on the White House's less-than-strategic handling of all matters Russian Federation, another ally remarked, "These guys don't play chess".
"I don't think it is standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a President of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position", McCain said.
It is possible, of course, that Kushner was acting on Trump's orders when he allegedly suggested setting up a secret communications channel with Moscow using Russia's secure equipment.
President Donald Trump praised his son-in-law Jared Kushner for the work he has done in the White House amid Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny of Kushner's contacts with Russian Federation and rumors of tension in their relationship.
It relies on an anonymous source, a practice the president knocked just two days earlier.
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On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted about the amount of coverage of the Russian investigation, making reference to "fake news". He has told friends that he and his wife, Ivanka Trump, have made no long-term commitment to remain by Mr. Trump's side, saying they would review every six months whether to return to private life in NY.
"There's a lot of this stuff that has gotten pushed out based on unnamed, unacountable sources, it's very troubling", Spicer said.
One, moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
A New York Times report from Saturday corroborates some of this, citing three people "with knowledge of the discussion" who said the proposed back channel was for the goal of communicating about the Syrian civil war.
Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post, which said he suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. Federal investigators are examining why Kushner and Gorkov met. "What's worrying me are the patterns we're seeing". He also read a comment Kushner's lawyer previously released. The newspaper cited anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.
An editor from the Post tweeted that the notion Kushner wanted a back channel with the Kremlin to talk about Syria was spin coming from people speaking on behalf of Kushner, who at the time of the meeting with Kislyak was still head of Kushner Companies and looking for investors to redevelop the Manhattan office building he paid $1.8 billion to purchase in 2007. "Instead, only a one-off for a call about Syria was raised in the conversation", Fox News also reported.