Trump's Russia comment came as news reports continued to focus on Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a White House adviser, and his reported attempt to establish a back-channel communications link to Russian officials in the weeks before Trump's inauguration in January.
She also said the White House is not concerned about the reports Mr. Kushner discussed back-channel communications with the Russians.
National Review Contributing Editor Andrew McCarthy said that although liberals and opponents of President Trump were overjoyed at the implications of the Washington Post story claiming Jared Kushner asked for a Russian back-channel, they missed that it completely blew up their favorite conspiracy theory.
Trump also said he trusts his 36-year-old senior adviser, Kushner, because he is a very good person.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for a probe into "fraudulent statements and misrepresentations" made by firms promoting investment in a property development involving Kushner's family firm.
He told CNN Tuesday he submitted his resignation on May 18 but offered to stay until the end of President Donald Trump's foreign trip. (At age 36 he can not remember meeting with Russian diplomats only several months ago?) The American public needs to know the reason for the attempt to set up a covert communication channel with Russia.
Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February. Spicer came prepared to deflect questions about Angela Merkel's statement that Europeans could no longer rely on the US, saying that her relationship with Trump was "fairly unbelievable" - an interesting choice of words to say the least. Schiff said that if he had confirmation of the allegations, Kushner's security clearance should be revoked.
Mr Dubke was appointed by President Trump back on March 6th to revamp the White House media strategy. He added: "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.it is very possible that those sources don't exist".
Kushner is presently under scrutiny as investigators widened the area of investigation of the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.
A top White House communications staffer has resigned as US President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul. He is still working at the White House and has not set a departure date yet.
The talks between Kushner and the Russians, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with Moscow, which USA intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in the property tycoon's favor.