The White house declined to comment on Saturday on a news report, top President of the Trump adviser Jared Kushner had at least three secret talks last year with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
“We’re not going to comment on, Jared,” Trump economic aide Gary Cohen said at a press conference in Italy, the last Station on the the President of the nine-day trip.
The story about the alleged phone calls was reported by Reuters, the day after reports about Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, the win now as part of a Federal investigation of trump employees allegedly collusion with Russia, and the 2016 White house race.
The story also appeared on the same day, The Washington Post reported that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed the establishment of a secret communication channel between the Kremlin and the trump-transition-team.
At the press conference with Cohen on Saturday, the National security Advisor, H. R. McMaster to talk, refused to directly about Kushner. But he acknowledged that the United States, back-channel communication with a number of countries, which make it possible to communicate with the officials “in a discreet way.”
A lawyer for Kushner responded late on Friday about the alleged talks with Kislyak, said his client participated in a myriad of phone calls during this time, and not being claimed.
“Mr. Kushner took in thousands of calls at this time,” lawyer Jamie Gorelick said. “He has no recollection of the calls as described.”
Two of the alleged calls took place between April and November of last year.
Gorelick also said that he asked Reuters for more specific dates so that he can check the information and respond.
Kushner’s legal adviser said, according to the reports, the Kushner was part of the federal investigation but not a target, its customers speak to Federal investigators and Congress about his contacts, and his role in the trump campaign.
Sources have told Fox News that any and all discussions via back-channels would be likely to discuss the facilitating of a between then-NSA Director Michael Flynn, and Russian generals, the Syria conflict and a possible cooperation in the war against the ISIS, to speak because the Russian generals would probably not be inclined, on an unsecure line on all that is material.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.