Clapper previously testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any evidence demonstrating collusion between President Donald Trump'scampaign and Russian Federation - but he also said he had been unaware of an FBI investigation into the matter until former FBI Director James Comeyannounced it publicly at a House hearing in March. And CNNreported that, during the presidential campaign, USA intelligence intercepted Russian officials, saying they had potentially derogatory financial information about Mr. Trump and some top aides.
"Trump has also declined to talk at length about Russian influence - instead taking to Twitter to dismiss it as an excuse for the Democrats losing the election". "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person", Trump said as quoted by The News York Times. "#FakeNews is the enemy!" the U.S. leader wrote, spelling errors and all.
Last week, the Arizona lawmaker said investigations into allegations of ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation were reaching "Watergate size and scale".
President Trump with Jared Kushner in a meeting with Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome, May 24, 2017. Disrupting whatever back channel he established could be risky.
Mr Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication with a number of countries". "So no, I would not be concerned about it". His comments were echoed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
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"I think that any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", Kelly said. He said he has not asked Trump whether the president believes human activity is contributing to climate change. We'll say it again: The media's Resistance™ is a strategic part of the mission to delegitimize Trump and derail his agenda. "I've never heard of anybody asking to come to our embassy from Russian Federation to communicate with people back here in the United States, or vice versa".
And the fact that we know that Kushner isn't exactly the most beloved figure in the White House, having already had a very public run-in with senior strategist Steve Bannon back in April.
Kushner is reportedly being investigated for a meeting with a Russian official in which the pair allegedly sought to establish a back-channel communications apparatus to discuss military policy in Syria.
If the Trump White House thinks it's normal, one has got to wonder what other pieces of the mysterious puzzle are still to be revealed.
What Jared Kushner did after the election is not in dispute.
In an interview on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, Democratic Sen. A criminal investigation by the Justice Department is being led by a special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to determine if anything illegal occurred.
The Senate and House Intelligence committees are also leading their own investigations, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges. "Maybe you'll see what you discussed with your counterpart on the pages of Washington Post or on CNN".