Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Kellyanne Conway calls Kushner's backchannels 'regular course of business'

Kellyanne Conway calls Kushner's backchannels 'regular course of business'

He said the other potential problem would be if Kushner did not disclose meetings with Russian officials during the FBI's background check.

Former US national security officials have suggested that such a line of communication would be out of the norm. Kushner, Trump added, is "respected by virtually everyone" and "is a very good person".

Generally speaking, McMaster said he wouldn't be concerned if administration officials had back-channel communications with the Kremlin.

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

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

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Ms. Conway declined to comment on The New York Times report that Mr. Kushner met with a Russian banker for reasons the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still investigating, but she did comment on White House Communications Director Mike Dubke's decision to leave the administration. "Then he reached in his back pocket and grabbed a gun", Mitchell said.

The Fox News item says Kushner spoke with Kislyak about Syria during the December meeting.

"I think that assumes a lot", Spicer said. McMaster said that the US government has established backchannels with foreign governments in the past.

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The administration had hoped Trump's nine-day turn in the worldwide spotlight would offer a respite from relentless coverage-marked by an endless barrage of explosive revelations-of an ever-widening probe into Russian meddling in last year's election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

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