Trump slams leaks as fake news following Kushner reports

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner left and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washingto

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner left and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washingto

The latest Fox News poll finds that only 34 percent of registered voters say Trump was correct in firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been in charge of the agency's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. The disclosures dogged the president during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young administration.

After maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his trip, Trump on Sunday unleashed a furious flurry of tweets, lashing out at what he called the "fake news" media.

"I can't imagine a scenario where it's OK for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to jump in the middle of an election based on a fake email generated by the Russians and not tell the Congress", Graham said.

"It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", said Trump in the first of several Sunday morning tweets, Efe news reported.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump returned to the USA after a 9-day trip Saturday evening.

The latest developments focus on Jared Kushner, his senior adviser and husband of his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser past year, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy.

The latest claim stems from a supposed meeting that President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn had on December 1 or 2 with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

The Washington Post reported on Friday that Kushner participated in that conversation.

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is urging a review of White House adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance following news reports that he sought to set up back-channel communications with Russian Federation.

And while Mr Trump has reportedly been told by lawyers to limit his Twitter posts to prevent them being used as evidence in any potential legal case, the President could not resist warning his more than 30-million followers against believing the "fake news" about his administration.

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The Democratic National Committee began calling for Kushner's clearance to be revoked after the revelations.

"I do think there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid".

Kushner is presently under scrutiny as investigators widened the area of investigation of the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

Republicans have hit back.

"Any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", Kelly said.

"Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us is a good thing..." "Whatever the communication is, it comes back to the government and is shared".

Graham said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" that Comey told the Senate and House select committees on intelligence about such an email, but never indicated it was fake.

"We're chasing our tails, as a nation, when it comes to the Russians".

While taxes have taken a back seat in recent weeks, Trump tweeted Sunday: "The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule". "But just think about it this way". "So, generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner".

"We have back-channel communications with any number of individual (countries)".