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>> Mr. President, did Jared try to set up a back channel to the Russians?>> US President Donald Trump is sticking by his son-in-law and White House confidant, Jared Kushner, amid revelations that Kushner had undisclosed contacts with Russia's ambassador. Trump issuing a statement that Jared is doing a great job for the country.
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I have total confidence in him, in addition to that, and perhaps most importantly, he is a very good person. The administration's defense of Kushner coming after it was reported Kushner participated in discussions with Russia's envoy, over setting up a secret back-channel communications link between the White House and the Kremlin.
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US National Security Advisor HR McMaster, in an off-camera interview, saying back-channels aren't unusual.>> I mean, we have back channel communications with a number of countries. No, I would not be concerned about it.>> So you're not->> But Kushner's communications with the Russians have drawn the interest of the FBI, which is investigating allegations Russia tried to meddle in the US election.
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And whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with agents of the Russian government. Russia denies any involvement and the White House says there was no collusion.>> Our architects are here, our lenders are here. All of our partners are here.>> Meanwhile, another problem could be looming for Kushner.
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His family firm's outreach to Chinese investors. The Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, citing a Reuter's Report and calling for an investigation into "potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations". And marketing materials for a Kushner Companies' real estate project, which suggested those who invested might be able to obtain US green cards.
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Kushner Companies declined to comment. Jared Kushner's vaguely role as an unpaid senior White House advisor includes relations with China. He sold his stake in Kushner Companies to a family trust earlier this year.