At a December meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Kushner reportedly suggested using secure equipment at the Russian embassy or one of the Russian consulates to open a secret communications channel with the government of strongman Vladimir Putin.
"Jared is doing a great job for the country", Trump said in a statement to The New York Times Sunday evening about one of his closest advisers.
"Some of the leaders who have dealt with Kushner said they were initially skeptical but found him to be a good listener and courteous intermediary who quickly intuits the core of their issues", the paper reported.
It's possible that in the future, there will be fewer press briefings led by White House communications staff, and instead there will be more press conferences with President Trump himself.
Melania Trump says it was "simply wrong" for celebrity Kathy Griffin to appear in a video holding what looked like President Donald Trump's bloody, severed head.
President Trump, who is supported by the GOP, was assailed by a number of questions related to Russian Federation.
First and foremost, President Donald Trump changes his views frequently, and sometimes dramatically, said Hagle.
"VEB is not providing financing, lending or any other services to Kushner Companies", the official said.
"The [Russia-US] bilateral relations have fallen victim to internal political fighting in this country [the US] and I am saddened to see that the sacrifice is so readily made", the diplomat told reporters in NY.
On Monday, for example, Spicer spent 11 minutes delivering a paean to Trump's foreign trip - the word "historic" was used repeatedly - and then dismissed legitimate questions about Russia's attempts to influence the election as "fake news".
The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts.
That request, if granted, would be an extraordinary step in the ongoing congressional investigation of the Trump campaign's communications with Russian Federation - and the FBI's inquiry of Kushner's talks with the Kremlin, which have gained greater significance in recent weeks. Second, the idea of using only Russian communications equipment for the proposed dialogue suggests the Trump administration had something to hide from US intelligence agencies.