White House communications director resigns amid tensions

His last day at the White House has not yet been determined.

In talks with Kislyak in December, Kushner floated the possibility of setting up a secure line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russia - and having those talks take place in Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States, essentially concealing their interactions from U.S. government scrutiny.

Kushner is said to be tied up in the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow, which USA intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in the Republican's favor.

To date, neither Kushner nor the family real estate firm has explained the nature of the meeting with VEB. It was the Russians' idea, according to the source.

Whether that's true or not, Democrats say he shouldn't have access to the nation's secrets if he is going to secretly spill them to foreign adversaries.

Conflict of interest criticisms have been numerous for the president and his son-in-law since both took their positions in the White House.

President Trump is standing by Kushner.

"Whenever you see the words 'sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.,' he said in a two-part tweet, '.it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers.

"They have talked to many people, including me", Bossie said.

Soon after the filibuster tweet, the president retweeted two messages from others: One from Dan Scavino Jr., an assistant who handles his social media, that showed the crowd that gathered at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday morning to hear the president speak, and another from Fox News's "Fox & Friends" morning show that linked to a news article lacking an author and citing one unnamed source who challenged details of The Post's reporting.

The Democratic National Committee called for Kushner's security clearance to be suspended until after the FBI investigation is concluded.

"I know that some administration officials are saying, 'Well, that's standard procedure, '" he said.

Administration aides described that as standard procedure, but republican senator John McCain said it isn't. And I think that (former FBI Director James) Comey we now know took action that he did in regards to then-candidate (Hillary) Clinton because of some false news that was being put out by the Russians.

Presidential whining is unbecoming on its face, but incoherent and contradictory whining is that much more hard to take seriously. The charge that he sought to use a hostile government's communications system to avoid scrutiny from his own country's government is too serious an allegation for the 36-year-old to continue his role as a top White House adviser - at least until he's provided some explanation for it (as well as several other previously unreported contacts with Kislyak during the campaign).