White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that reports that Jared Kushner asked Russian Federation about setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow were based on "facts that are not substantiated", but he did not explicitly deny the allegations.
In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Morell, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, also warned against "over-connecting" the dots based on the reports. "I have total confidence in him".
"I spent a career watching the media get a significant portion of intelligence-related stories wrong".
In a wide-ranging interview with Talk Business & Politics' Roby Brock, Cotton weighed in on President Trump's first foreign trip, efforts to put new sanctions on Russian Federation, allegations of inappropriate communications by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, NATO, Trump's budget and its impact on Arkansas, Cuba and healthcare reform.
President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after an Iran nuclear deal is reached.
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 Washington Post claiming Jared Kushner asked for a Russian back-channel, they completely missed the fact that it blew up their absolute favorite conspiracy theory.
"We all need to be careful not to draw overarching conclusions from one data point...or, even more importantly, we need to be careful that we don't over-connect the dots", said Morell. Because you have to remember that for every country in the world, the most important relationship they have is with the United States. "It is way too early to come to that conclusion". He talked to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about opening up a line of communication to explore options as the new administration developed a Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions. They also want to know whether Kushner tried to establish a secret channel of communication with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dubke said in a statement it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". Where's the evidence that he meant to "injure" the United States or create an "advantage" for Russian Federation in opening this back channel?
"Why does it matter what we call it?"
That one stayed up, unleashing another round of social media confusion.
For better or worse, a key player in the seemingly endless USA war in Afghanistan is North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the alliance of Western powers disparaged by Trump as "obsolete" (a remark he has since kind of walked back), and whose member nations were hectored as deadbeats by the president during the organization's recent meeting in Brussels. "In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Because I think I've done great things, but I don't think I have - I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public".