Donald Trump's Lawyer Will Now Be Answering All Russia Related Questions
Jun 03 2017 by Desiree Burns
A new survey from Monmouth University says that 42% of Americans believe Spicer does more harm than good when he speaks on behalf of the administration, while only 28% see him as helping rather than harming his boss.
"I do think there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid", Schiff said. "This White House is filled with some of the finest and hardest working men and women in American government". "In this case, we're talking about an unofficial representative of the Trump campaign and a banker with ties to the Kremlin", he said.
It's unclear whether other staff moves are imminent. Former campaign managerCorey Lewandowski is bring considered to play a role, and has been spotted at the White House on several occasions over the past week. Critics say that before Trump was inaugurated, Kushner made efforts to open a "back-channel" communications link with Russian officials.
Andrew McCarthy, contributing editor at the National Review has said that even though opponents of President Trump, mostly liberals, have been overjoyed at the report by the WashingtonPost claiming Jared Kushner asked for a Russian back-channel, they completely missed the fact that it blew up their absolute favorite conspiracy theory.
Daily White House briefings have been dominated by questions about Russian Federation, and Trump's advisers feared the controversy could seep into Trump's foreign trip if he held a news conference.
On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journalreported that the US House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the US election. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added in the weeks ahead.
The political firestorm around President Donald Trump's top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is picking up momentum due to mounting confusion over why Kushner secretly met with the head of a Russian state-owned bank during the presidential transition in December.
It is possible, of course, that Kushner was acting on Trump's orders when he allegedly suggested setting up a secret communications channel with Moscow using Russia's secure equipment. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity.
Senator Patrick Leahy and Representatives John Conyers and Zoe Lofgren, in the nine-page letter dated Thursday and sent to Kushner Companies President Laurent Morali, asked for details about the company's controversial May road show in China, where the developer offered investors a chance to get USA visas under the EB-5 program if they put money in a project in New Jersey, One Journal Square.
The Kushner back channel is different, he said. The term refers to unofficial meetings and discussions.
The new approach represents a different tack than one Trump himself took just hours earlier.
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.
Eric Trump was quoted as saying, "We have all the funding we need out of Russian Federation".