Schiff Expects Kushner at Committee and Wants Clearance Reviewed

"I don't see it as a big deal", he said.

Asked if such communications were a big deal, Kelly said: "any time you have channels of communication with a country, particularly one like Russian Federation, I wouldn't criticize it".

US President Donald Trump, who was uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favourite past-time today with a tweet storm in which he thundered against "fake news".

When Todd pressed Kelly on the fact that Kushner was reportedly establishing communications with a country that is under investigation for possibly colluding with the Trump campaign and interfering in the 2016 presidential election, Kelly responded that the meetings were taking place during the presidential transition.

White House officials have defended Kushner against the barrage of revelations, and President Trump released a statement on Sunday stating that Kushner has his full confidence.

California Democrat Adam Schiff made the comment during an interview with ABC's This Week on Sunday morning.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he was very concerned about Kushner's approach to the Russians. "I don't see any big issue here". Kushner, 36, is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka and serves as a senior adviser to the president.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he isn't yet ready to seek a revocation of Kushner's clearance.

Remember back when the pro-Trump forces were in such a almost constant frenzy over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she'd been secretary of state?

Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into any connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, including allegations that there may have been collaboration to help Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. "Talking with him directly and getting him to answer any and all questions as he said he would do, would probably be the prudent course of action".

"We have a time-honored custom that we have one president and one administration at a time", Clapper said on NBC.

A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication.

He says the government needs to "get to the bottom" of the allegations, and if they are true, "there's no way" Kushner should keep his security clearance.

Trump on Sunday, though, went after leaking of information and warned people not to trust stories that include the words "sources say".

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