Trump lashes out at media after ducking questions during trip

Following another week of negative stories about the widening investigation into top Trump advisers' communications with Russian Federation, the president accused the media broadly of creating fake sources within the White House, a charge made without specificity or evidence.

Reports also say that Kushner proposed that a secret communications channel could be set up between the Trump transition team and Russian Federation.

Trump maintains that no one in either his campaign or transition team colluded with Russian officials and the Kremlin has also dismissed the back channel claims.

Earlier in the trip, Trump fielded one or two shouted queries from reporters at events where no questions were supposed to be allowed - at least once with unfortunate results for the president.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names. #Fakenews is the enemy!' he said.

Four months into his term, Mr Trump has typically taken two questions from the U.S. press after bilateral meetings at the White House.

The 36-year-old Kushner, a real estate developer with no previous government experience, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former USA officials told Reuters.

Nevermind that he didn't always feel this way considering White House staffers have often only talked on the condition of anonymity. National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters on Saturday that so-called back-channeling was not unusual.

"If these allegations are true and he had discussions with the Russians about establishing a back channel and didn't reveal that, that's a real problem in terms of whether he should maintain that kind of a security clearance", Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC's "This Week". In the final days of the trip, it was reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking at senior adviser Kushner over his contacts with the Russians. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, noted that Kushner has been willing to answer questions. Previously, the highest-ranking figure to be subject of Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny was Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser whose ties to Mr Trump are far more recent and less personal than those of Mr Kushner. "They are in to do us in".