Team Trump spent a dreary Sunday inside the White House considering an overhaul of the president's staff, expanding his legal defense and bringing back top campaign leaders to deal with investigations into Russian meddling in the election that have now swept up his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to reports.
US President Donald Trump has accused media outlets of "fabricating" much of the news they publish about the White House and inventing anonymous sources on which the reports are ostensibly based.
Yet in a blizzard of tweets on Sunday, the president denounced the media's use of unnamed sources as "fake news", and again took aim at reporters as "the enemy".
That suggestion was puzzling, though, since the budget plan submitted last week by the White House calls for cutting $616 billion in future Medicaid spending, $250 billion in spending cuts through the Obamacare repeal, as well as cuts for low-income children's health care.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 ....it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. Reports also say that Kushner proposed that a secret communications channel could be set up between the Trump transition team and Russian Federation.
Trump is back on his bullshit, y'all.
Mr Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing".
"You've got the ambassador to Russian Federation reporting back to Moscow on an open channel", Graham said.
Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators a year ago as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, the two sources told Reuters. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, noted that Kushner has been willing to answer questions.
"Russia, at least for my money, is our primary adversary", he told NBC.