Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew whose wife Ivanka is one of Trump's five children, is a real estate and media tycoon who was appointed senior White House adviser, with a wide-ranging remit which includes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars.
"In addition to that, and perhaps more important, he is a very good person", Trump added.
Jared Kushner reportedly has been encouraged to take a leave of absence from his White House adviser position because of Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny of his contacts with Russian Federation.
There's no good explanation if Jared Kushner did ask Russia's ambassador to set up a secret way to communicate with the Kremlin, away from the watchful eyes of US intelligence.
The Post reported that the direct line would have been conducted through Russian diplomatic facilities to avoid being monitored in us communication systems.
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"We don't say what's classified, what's not classified", his national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster later told reporters.
In February, Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his own conversations with Kislyak. The FBI and separate congressional committees are conducting investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates were involved.
Just back from visiting the Middle East and Europe, Trump on Sunday dismissed recent reports as "fake news".
A major shakeup could be coming to the White House in the not-too-distant future.
Kushner's lawyer has also publicly said the president's son-in-law is "willing to cooperate in the probe".
News of the discussion was first reported by The Washington Post.
"I think any channel of communication - back or otherwise - with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", he told Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."You just have to assume, obviously, that what you're getting ... may not be true, they might be working you, but that's the whole point".