Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday that it is not a “big deal” if White house adviser Jared Kushner is trying to, in fact, in the elections of 2016 to set up back-channel communications with the Kremlin, the — how the White house this weekend, fought against the growing Russia-arrangement of history.
“Every channel of communication back or otherwise a good thing,” Kelly said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It doesn’t bother me.”
The White house was much quieter, as the news broke last week, as President Trump was overseas, that Kushner was part of a Federal investigation into Trump’s inner circle, allegedly in collusion with Russia during the elections.
However, at a press conference in Italy on Saturday, the last day of the trump nine-day trip, the National security Advisor, H. R. McMaster, the back-channel communication acknowledged that the United States has, in fact, with a number of countries, which make it possible to communicate with the officials “in a discreet way.”
Earlier Wednesday, Trump tweeted three times about the “fake news” and anonymous sources, in the midst of the growing Russia-history, the last week also heard a report on anonymous sources, that Kushner who married Trump daughter Ivanka, had two secret discussions, before Trump took over the White house with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“Whenever you say the words “sources” in the fake news media, and they don’t mention the name … it is very possible that these sources do not now [sic], but consist of fake-news-writers. #Fake news is the enemy!,” Trump said across two tweets.
Kushner’s lawyer said his client is willing to talk to Federal and congressional investigators about the matter.
Kelly on Sunday, also told Fox News that the information gained from such a channel would have went in the White house as a “data point”.
“I don’t see it as a big deal,” he said. “I don’t see a Problem here.”
Kelly also on Sunday declined to say whether he, in fact, ban laptops, the on all International flights in and out of the United States.
“I could,” said Kelly to the realization that terrorists are “obsessed with knocking down a U.S. flight.”