Spicer avoids specifics in first White House press briefing since overseas trip

Cesar Mills
June 1, 2017

They could be part of a new rapid response team.

First, the obvious question is: if it is true that members of Trump's campaign "colluded" with the Russians before the election, then why would team Trump be working to set up backchannel communications only after the election?

Mr Kushner made his secret communications proposal on Dec 1 or 2 previous year at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by U.S. officials, the Washington Post reported last Friday.

Trump struck back Sunday, after maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his nine-day trip. The majority of media Twitter accounts he follows are from FOX News.

FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Cohen confirmed he had been asked to provide information and testimony to investigators in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate but said he declined because "the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered", ABC reported.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Mr Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday.

"They get along very well", said Spicer.

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Dubke was the rare Trump newcomer in a White House in which personal relationships and proximity to the president is the currency. A senior administration official said Kushner was keeping his head down and focusing on work after the foreign trip.

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The report, citing a single unnamed source, says that a December meeting between Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak - a meeting that Kushner didn't disclose on his security clearance application - "focused on Syria". President Trump has made it no secret that he wants to normalize relations with Russian Federation.

Spicer was asked on Tuesday whether Trump knew about reported efforts by Kushner in December to set up a back channel for communications with Russian Federation. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added, along with crisis communication experts, to help the White House in the weeks ahead.

After Merkel seemed to question the durability of the US-EU alliance under Trump, urging Europeans to "take our destiny in our own hands", White House spokesman Sean Spicer tried to scotch talk of any problems. And both Lewandowski and Bossie visited the White House on Monday night, according to a person familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private get-together.

To date, neither Kushner nor the family real estate firm has explained the nature of the meeting with VEB. President Trump is the most prolific liar I have ever heard speak!

Major issues await Trump.

And two, pulling the USA out of the Paris climate accords. And his instincts are so out of tune that he reportedly advised Trump that firing FBI Director James Comey would be a sure political win, rather than the equivalent of opening the gates of Hell.

Spicer said that during a recent trip to Europe, Trump had "reaffirmed the need to deepen and improve our transatlantic relationship". "ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!"

Well, we now have a special counsel appointed in the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the Trump-Russia connection.

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