Trump also said that "many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies".
Speaking on Sunday's news shows, Kelly said he didn't know whether the reports by The Associated Press and other news outlets involving Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, were true.
Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying Russian Federation investigations. Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon have been laying the groundwork for the new "war room".
Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his worldwide trip earlier this month.
"My dashboard warning light was clearly on", Clapper said. But he said on "Fox News Sunday" that "any channel of communications back or otherwise with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing".
Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate - a proposal which would have carried security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team, said the Post.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names. "#FakeNews is the enemy!"
Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what U.S. intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House.
The disclosure of the back channel has put the White House on the defensive.
White House Communications Director Mike Dubke confirmed reports he had resigned, saying in a statement, "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration".
"It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", he said on the ABC.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday (24 May) that the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a document detailing an alleged email from then-Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The talks between Kushner and the Russians, if confirmed, raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with Moscow, which United States intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor. 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.
The back channel was meant to connect Michael Flynn, who later became Trump's first national security adviser, with Russian military leaders, said the person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy considerations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
"You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversations from?"
He vowed his administration "will get to the bottom of this" because they "pose a grave threat to our national security".
Putin said that hackers "are like artists" who choose their targets depending how they feel "when they wake up in the morning". Russian President Vladimir Putin , right, shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior their talks at the St.
Greater Manchester police said after this morning's raids that they were "keeping an open mind" in a "fast-moving investigation". The Conservatives and Labour are to resume local general election campaigning on Thursday, and national campaigning on Friday.
North Carolina (47-12), which missed the national tournament the last two years, is No. 2 after winning 18 of its last 22 games. DE went 4-0 at the Colonial Athletic Association tournament to capture its first conference title in the CAA .
She paired the one shoulder, thigh-high slit gown with Chloe Gosselin's platform shoes and De Grisogono diamond earrings and cuff. She didn't seem too upset by the fashion faux-pas, and was later seen partying the night away with her fellow models.
Joe Root's shot was then perhaps a signal of England's mis-adventure when he missed Parnell's full-length inswing to be plumb lbw. Best of them all arguably was Faf du Plessis ' head-high take at second slip to account for Jos Buttler .
In 2015, a grand jury declined to criminally charge Loehmann in the Rice shooting. "We still need accountability". Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating a tactical rule for his driving that day.
The production credits on the track also mentions Thomas Bangalter on synths, as well as co-producer along with Stevey Mackey . Elsewhere, fan speculation is mounting that Arcade Fire could release a new single this week.
Passengers were screened upon disembarkation and put up at hotels, and will be offered seats on alternative flights. Malaysia's deputy transport minister, Abdul Aziz bin Kaprawi, told AFP the item was not a bomb, but a " powerbank ".
US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent
But the rate declined mainly because people stopped looking for work last month and so were no longer counted as unemployed. Some economists pointed out that the retirement of baby boomers would continue to press down labor-force participation.
Effective Handwashing Does Not Require Hot Water
The washed their hands for ten seconds at a time in water at 15.5, 26 and 38°C (60, 79 or 100℉) using varying amounts of soap. And they also found only small benefits from using an anti-bacterial formula compared with an ordinary bar of soap.
Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals
James has been even better, scoring 32.5 points on almost 57 percent shooting, adding eight rebounds and seven assists per game. As for looking at the regular-season series between the Cavs and Warriors , a 1-1 split, there's no much to glean from there.
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
Another line of LIGO evidence supports the idea that globular clusters play a role in the saga of dual heavy black holes. LIGO's second detection featured two smaller black holes, 14 and eight times the mass of the sun ( SN: 7/9/16, p. 8 ).
Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall
State Department official said it is not aware of any American citizens affected "but we are continuing to gather information". Police cordoned off the area near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly after the attack began, according to the AP.
DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal'
May-Kelly said her parents and mother were. " #FakeNews is the enemy!" the United States leader wrote , spelling errors and all. Congressional Democrats are demanding to hear directly from Kushner over allegations of the proposed secret back-channel.
'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss
The loss ended the champions' 13-game post-season winning streak. "I mean, listen, you've got to be smart about it", James said. The Celtics managed to stabilize the game and Bradley's jumper cut the lead to 26-19 with 2:45 left in the first quarter.
Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open
The 18th seed, fired a total of 20 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced through in 30 minutes on Tuesday. Konta, 26, is yet to win a match in the main draw at Roland Garros after three successive first-round losses.