According to the Hill, Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is under increasing pressure to take a leave of absence from the White House.
The news comes in the wake of the Washington Post's Friday report regarding Kushner's alleged December request for a means of back-channel communications with Russian officials.
U.S. Representative Ted Lieu commented on the news via Twitter.
Dear Jared: I have been told that Siberia, Russia has lovely weather this time of the year. You can backpack and back-channel all you want. https://t.co/Qc5pBR8709
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 28, 2017
The California Democrat wrote on Sunday, "Dear Jared: I have been told that Siberia, Russia has lovely weather this time of the year. You can backpack and back-channel all you want."
Included in the tweet was a link to the Hill's article regarding the White House's reported internal reaction to the Kushner matter. According to the news outlet, the push to temporarily remove Kushner is coming from other top administration officials.
The message the White House is communicating to the public is decidedly different.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday that Kushner's back-channel request is, "a good thing," and said, "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable."
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