Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

  • Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

And the top-ranking Democrat on the House committee investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation called for a review of Kushner's security clearance.

After maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his trip, Trump unleashed a furious flurry of tweets today, lashing out at what he called the "fake news" media.

Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing".

Kushner has functioned as a direct line to the president, and Mr. Trump has tasked him with handling some of the most sensitive issues he wants to fast-track, CBS News' Margaret Brennan points out. "He just realizes that this is going to be a part of his presidency, and he's going to allocate additional resources to make sure that it doesn't derail him from the rest of the important work that he's trying to do".

One question involves the clearance form Kushner signed when he entered the White House.

But a former head of the US National Security Agency condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying that if it was true, it would reveal a unsafe degree of ignorance or naivete.

Trump called his maiden trip overseas a "home run", but while the White House had hoped it would serve as a reset, attention on the Russian Federation probe has only increased. "Politically, it undercut his immigration crackdown, and in a personal sense, it smacked of profiteering off Mr. Trump - one of the sins that warrants expulsion from his orbit". According to CNN, Kushner was working with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in hopes of sharing military operations in Syria with the Russians.

"It has been a privilege to serve this president", Dubke said in a phone interview.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote in one tweet.

Kushner's lawyer has said that he is willing to cooperate with congressional probes of Trump campaign links to Russian officials.

The paper adds that Kushner is reportedly so unhappy he's telling friends neither he nor Ivanka have made long-term commitments to the White House, despite serving as White House Innovations Director and special adviser to the President respectively.

Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying Russian Federation investigations. The Post's story cited "US officials briefed on intelligence reports". "So you know there's a lot of different ways to communicate - back-channel, publicly - with other countries".

The comment appeared to be prompted by Mr Trump's continued indecisiveness on whether the United States should remain in the Paris Agreement on climate change. Earlier this month, Trump fired James Comey, the FBI director who was overseeing that investigation.

Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying "we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

Kelly told "Fox News Sunday" there was nothing wrong with the Trump transition team trying to build relationships with the Russians as they prepared to take over the White House.