Scandal, What Scandal? Jared Kushner Seeks To Shrug Off Russia Probe

by Edgar Hayes June 1, 2017, 0:06
Scandal, What Scandal? Jared Kushner Seeks To Shrug Off Russia Probe

Last week national media broke reports that President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, may have had inappropriate contact with Russian officials during the presidential transition period.

"I think the relationship that the president has had with Merkel, he would describe as fairly unbelievable".

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke, who was hired in March to help relieve White House Press Secretary Sean "Spicy Facts" Spicer of some of his daily duties, has already given his job the deuces.

While stories of potential staff shakeups seem like a weekly occurrence in this White House, Trump's mounting ire - and the likelihood that its source can't be easily eliminated - may create the right conditions for an actual senior staff shuffle. Dubke has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign's dealings with Russian Federation.

"As Trump and his entourage prepared to return to the USA from Italy on Saturday, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn fielded questions at a news briefing about [Kushner]".

President Trump is on the verge of making significant changes to his communications team as senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner faces scrutiny for allegedly trying to establish back-channel communications with Moscow.

Asked about a possible staff shake-up, Spicer said: "I think the president is very pleased with his team and he has a robust agenda". "Your question presupposes facts that have not been confirmed".

Second, The Post's characterization of the meeting has either been clarified or contradicted by further reporting. "They continue to grow the bond that they had during the talks in the G-7".

Trump has entertained bringing his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, more formally back into the fold.

Compared to George W. Bush and Barack Obama's administrations, Politico reports, the Trump White House's 117 announced nominees (of the 559 "most important" positions requiring Senate confirmation) is half of what either accomplished in the same amount of time. He is also said to be putting together an outside group to handle all Russia-related inquiries.

The best news for the White House this week may be that Congress is out of session, meaning no new hearings on issues such as the Russian Federation probe or the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey earlier this month.

"A lot of people within the White House have very little experience with government and the process of American politics", she said.

Mr Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honour to serve Mr Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments".

Mr Donald Trump exchanging high fives with the son of a US marine who was killed in training, as the boy's mother looks on, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, which the US President visited on Monday to mark Memorial Day.


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