President Donald Trump has come out to speak in support of his son-in-law and top White House Adviser Jared Kushner. He gave a statement to the New York Times praising the “great job” that Kushner is doing.
He did not talk about the allegations against Kushner, who is married to his first daughter, Ivanka.
Kushner is under heavy scruity because of an FBI inquiry into possible interference by Russia in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Kushner wanted to use Russian facilities to create covert discussions with Moscow in a way that would avoid interception by the United States. This was done before President Donald Trump was appointed to his position, so if these allegations were true, he was acting like a private citizen at the time.
Investigators say that he has information that is relevant to the case, but they do not say that he is guilty of any particular crime.
President Donald Trump met with White House attorneys on Sunday and has still not stopped to support Jared Kushner, which should only be even more of a testament as to his innocence. President Trump went on to say, “Jared is doing a great job for the country. I have total confidence in him.”
“He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person.” Mr Trump’s comments came after senior administration officials had moved to play down the allegations, without addressing whether or not they were true. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told ABC News on Sunday it was “normal” and “acceptable” to establish back channels with foreign powers. “Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organisations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing and, again, it comes back to whatever the communication is, comes back into the government and shared across the government.” Meanwhile, Mr Trump’s National Security Advisor HR McMaster said, generally speaking, “we have back-channel communication with a number of countries”.