Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Katrina Soto
May 29, 2017

Perhaps the biggest headline was a report that Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications line with the Russian government during a meeting with Russia's ambassador in early December.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he tweeted.

In a series of tweets, the Prez told his 30.8 million followers if they see the words "sources say" without mentioning names, it's possible the news story is fake.

Trump aides, including chief White House counselor Steve Bannon, see the leaks as a product of the "deep state", suggesting they're the target of a vast conspiracy against the Trump White House.

Despite reports that the president is mulling yet another staff shake-up, the president remains defiant, insisting the fake news media is trying to muddy his message.

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The California Democrat, who has been a sharp critic of Trump, also said in an interview aired Sunday that national security advisor H.R. McMaster, a highly respected military officer, had been tarnished by his association with the White House.

Shortly after Mr Trump's remarks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing". "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing".

Seemingly unable to control the leaks within his own White House, Mr. Trump has become increasingly frustrated.

"You've got the ambassador to Russian Federation reporting back to Moscow on an open channel", Graham said.

Though he had not seen evidence of collusion when he stepped down on January 20, Clapper said all the signs made an FBI investigation not only appropriate but necessary. "They are in to do us in".

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