Spicer Referring Questions about Russia Investigation to Trump's Lawyer

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at The White House

Earlier in May, Kushner's Lawyer Jamie Gorelick said that the White House senior adviser would be willing to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts with Russian officials and his role in Trump's election campaign.

"Jared is doing a great job for the country", President Trump told the press Sunday.

The White House said on Wednesday it will no longer answer questions about the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump's alleged links to Russian Federation. As first reported by The Washington Post last week - and still not denied by the Trump administration as of Tuesday - Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secure communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin using Russian communications equipment, which strongly suggests the incoming administration wanted to avoid USA intelligence monitoring. The way Spicer sees it, the sources close to him said, is that many reporters are obsessed with palace intrigue and minutiae, and are waging a smear campaign against the president.

Spicer was questioned on May 30 as to where if Trump had previous knowledge concerning multiple efforts by Kushner during December 2016 to establish a back channel for the exclusive goal of communicating with Moscow.

Dubke's departure may be a harbinger of a major shakeup in the Trump administration. Both Lewandowski and Bossie visited the White House Monday night, according to two people familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private get-together.

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Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before. If administration officials are to be believed, the list of people who can be inducted includes Trump's former campaign manager.

The intelligence about a specific Islamic State threat that Trump disclosed to the Russians allegedly was gathered by Israel, and the president allegedly violated the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement. Shortly after the election, Kushner is reported to have discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria. My chief of staff ran Trump for Wisconsin.

A senior administration official said Kushner was keeping his head down and focusing on work after the foreign trip.

Still, Kushner should have disclose the contacts, but nobody knows if he had been told if he should or should not disclose them, Duffy said. He's agnostic on most policy issues, which as a businessman he hadn't thought much about until the campaign, and is primarily interested in helping advance Trump's agenda rather than any personal beliefs, one official said.

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