Spicer Referring Questions about Russia Investigation to Trump's Lawyer

Faith Castro
June 2, 2017

Even though his White House has been warned that tweets could be used as evidence against him, Trump has made clear in the days after returning from a largely Twitter-free overseas trip that he fully intends to stick to his favorite means of communication.

In an interview on Fox News on Tuesday, Conway said Dubke "made very clear that he would see through the president's worldwide trip, and come to work every day and work hard even through that trip because there was much to do here back at the White House".

They ask why Kushner would suggest secret conversations with the ambassador and meet the head of a Russian bank under USA sanctions, failing - like a number of Trump associates - to mention it on his security-clearance form, all amid allegations Russia meddled in the US election. He offered to stay through the President's first foreign trip to ensure there was a smooth transition as he exited, the Washington Post reported.

His last day on the job has not yet been determined. I say whatever happens happens, because we don't know if he was pressured to resign.

President Donald Trump's top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, on the firing line for his reported attempt to set up a "back-channel" with Russian Federation, has received support from USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

Also, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is also reportedly looking into a December meeting between Kushner and a former intelligence officer appointed by Vladimir Putin as CEO of a Russian state-owned bank that is under US sanctions and was implicated in a 2015 espionage case.

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In this photo taken March 29, 2017, the main residence of the White House in Washington and the West Wing, right, as seen, Wednesday from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said "I don't like it", when asked about Kushner's attempt to set up a secret communication channel.

Spicer said during Tuesday's press briefing - his first in weeks - that a Post reporter's questions about what Trump knew of the back-channel discussions assumed "a lot of facts that are not substantiated by anything but anonymous sources that are so far being leaked out".

"If you are speaking on an open line, then it's an open line, meaning those who have the ability to monitor those conversations are doing so", said Derek Chollet, a former Pentagon adviser and National Security Council official.

According to a survey from Monmouth University, 61 percent of Americans think Trump would be better off leaving his public remarks to another spokesperson, and the poll found 33 percent believes he helps the administration when he speaks publicly. And so, for me to be reached out to to talk about opportunities that present themselves at the White House is kind of a heady thing for a little guy like me.

But as he considers casting off old aides, Mr Trump is finding it challenging to recruit new ones.

Trump also has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs. "Very bad for U.S. This will change".

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