House intel Dem would review Kushner's clearance

"It's clear that Jared Kushner will be under intense scrutiny at a time when his father-in-law has named him everything but chief cook and bottle washer", Democratic strategist David Axelrod, a former top White House adviser to President Barack Obama, told Politico.

Trump, meanwhile, resumed his Twitter postings from the White House on Sunday and dismissed any story based on anonymous sources.

The Washington Post said Kushner's secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by USA officials.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies", Trump tweeted.

"Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.it is very possible that those sources don't exsist [sic] but are made up by fake news writers".

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday it's not a "big deal" if White House adviser Jared Kushner indeed tried during the 2016 elections to set up back-channel communications with the Kremlin - as the White House this weekend fought back against the growing Russian Federation collusion story.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California said the government needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter and urged a review of Kushner's security clearance "to find out whether he was truthful".

Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning.

James Clapper, the former national intelligence director, described the general nature of communications between Kushner and Russian Federation as a red flag.

Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stopped short of agreeing with critics who say Kushner's security clearance should be revoked.

However, the eve of his return brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report Friday about Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of earshot of USA spymasters.

Meanwhile, Trump also addressed a controversy that arose last week, when British authorities publicly complained that US officials had leaked sensitive information about the bomber who killed more than 20 people at a Manchester concert.

The latest reports in the Russian Federation matter said Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the United States about setting up secret communications with Moscow during the presidential transition.

Kushner boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and global responsibilities, underscoring his importance as Trump's chief adviser despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 White House race. Officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. Flynn remains under federal investigation in Virginia over his foreign business ties and was interviewed by the FBI in January about his contacts with Kislyak. He was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in January about his contacts with Kislyak. Trump's trip to the Middle East and Europe last week may have served as a brief distraction from the investigation into his ties to Russian Federation, but upon his return to Washington DC, the affair continues to haunt him and even threatens his presidency.

Michael Flynn, who was Trump's national security adviser for just 24 days before being fired amid questions about meetings he held with the Russian ambassador, was also present, the newspaper reported.

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly defended Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner Sunday following reports that he had attempted to set up a backchannel of communications with Russian Federation. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing".

Mr Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser previous year, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump.

It also comes as reports circulate nearly daily that Trump is about to start a major shake-up of White House staff after little more than four months in office.

Reuters has reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak past year, including two phone calls between April and November.

But Mr Kushner's attorney Jamie Gorelick said his client "has no recollection of the calls as described".

The Washington Post report came one day after reports that Kushner is the focus of the FBI's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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