The White House Says It Won't Answer Questions About Russia Anymore

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

The weight of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe could stifle Jared Kushner in his role as President Donald Trump's most trusted adviser, potentially undermining policy priorities and hindering behind-the-scenes communications with business leaders and foreign governments.

"They have talked to many people, including me", Bossie said.

The charge that he sought to use a hostile government's communications system to avoid scrutiny from his own country's government is too serious an allegation for the 36-year-old to continue his role as a top White House adviser - at least until he's provided some explanation for it (as well as several other previously unreported contacts with Kislyak during the campaign). Neither the meeting nor the Americans involved were under USA surveillance, officials told the Post.Kushner suggested the use of Russian diplomatic facilities as a way to shield pre-inauguration discussions with Kislyak from monitoring, according to The Post.Critics have described the arrangement as unusual, questioning why Kushner would attempt to make contact with Russian Federation while avoiding detection by U.S. intelligence and suggesting his actions could have made Kushner vulnerable to manipulation.

"In a tweet, Michael C. Short, senior assistant to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, said, ".the question is not if that move happens, but only when.

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Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before. That's what the White House press secretary told reporters in a short, off-camera briefing Wednesday, directing reporters to contact President Donald Trump's private lawyer, instead.

"The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant", he said.

Multiple reports earlier alleged Kushner was a person of interest in the multi-agency probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, though investigators did not necessarily suspect any wrongdoing.

Kushner met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December - a meeting he neglected to disclose in security clearance forms - to discuss establishing a secret backchannel between the Kremlin and President Trump's transition team, the Washington Post reported last week. United States intelligence officials have said Kushner is not accused of any wrongdoing. Some foreign leaders, though, prefer to deal with Kushner directly, viewing him as more relatable, reasonable and worldly than Trump, according to one foreign official. But the push has gained momentum as more revelations emerge about Kushner's questionable activities. While he often has a seat at the table, he doesn't get involved in the details of trade or military actions and shies away from dealing with Congress, an official said.

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