Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who appeared on three Sunday political talk shows, said he wasn't concerned about Kushner's actions.

KELLY: I would just tell you, Chris, that I think any channel of communications, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing. As they begin to build their own situational awareness with Russian Federation in this case, I don't see an issue here.

"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.

KELLY: Well, I don't know if it's true or not, I know it's being reported in the press.

It was a tumultuous Memorial Day weekend for the White House, particularly President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was the subject of a series of bombshell reports that punctuated the end of the president's first trip overseas with fresh controversy. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he wrote the morning after his return home. And as fallout over reported backchannels to Russian Federation grows, Politico notes that the future is uncertain for one key aide: Son-in-law Jared Kushner. The White House is also lawyering up, notes the Post, with longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz expected to advise the president on the Russian Federation situation as early as Sunday.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he isn't yet ready to seek a revocation of Kushner's clearance.

Fake news - a mantra of Trump's campaign and presidency.

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Mr Kushner, through his lawyer, has offered to cooperate with such investigations but has otherwise maintained a low profile since returning from the President's trip several days early. We have one president at a time - does that make a difference? "Talking with him directly and getting him to answer any and all questions as he said he would do, would probably be the prudent course of action".

Trump already has the resignation of his communications director Michael Dubke.

Dubke said in a statement "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". "And oncoming administrations don't get a head-start before the end of the current president's incumbency".

When Kushner suggested to Kislyak that they might establish a secret line to contact Moscow, he was meeting with the Russian diplomat in Trump Tower.

Graham called the report "stunning" and said Comey "needs to be held accountable".

"If American policy was going to change for the wrong reason, that is, as a "thank you" to their intervention in the campaign, obviously that's very problematic", he said.

Trump on Sunday, though, went after leaking of information and warned people not to trust stories that include the words "sources say".

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