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Trump hits out at 'fake news' about son-in-law

Melinda Barton | 03 June, 2017, 01:44

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he said in another tweet to his more ta 30.8 followers.

Trump retweeted an article from FOX News titled "Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says".

"Jared is doing a great job for the country".

Trump has said he has full confidence in Kushner. Kushner, Trump added, is "respected by virtually everyone" and "is a very good person".

The White House is preparing to establish a "war room" to combat mounting questions about ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign, a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency. And I think that (former FBI Director James) Comey, we now know, took action that he did in regards to then-candidate (Hillary) Clinton because of some false news that was being put out by the Russians.

"I'm going to presume he did this at the behest of the president-elect of the United States", former Central Intelligence Agency official Phillip Mudd said on CNN Monday.

It has been claimed Mr Kushner discussed setting up a backchannel with the Russian ambassador in December.

The report was the latest to emerge about discussions between President Donald Trump's inner circle and Russian officials.

The FBI is interested in the details of Kushner's meeting with Kislyak, a meeting that the White House first disclosed in March.

In interviews Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he did not know if the reports are true.

"It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", he said on ABC's "This Week" program.

As for Trump, he took to Twitter to once again call out the "fake news" media in a series of unfavorable tweets.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California said the government needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter and urged a review of Kushner's security clearance "to find out whether he was truthful". The communications channel was never set up, the people said.

A Washington Post report alleging that Jared Kushner was seeking to open a secure, private line with Russian Federation is false, a source familiar with the matter has told Fox News.

"Obviously, the relationships Jared was able to establish during the transition helped develop this phenomenal global trip that they just came back from", Conway added.