- Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, the lone Trump official representing the administration on Sunday public affairs shows, broadly characterized reports that Kushner might have sought such back-channel communications as “a good thing.” The comments expanded on a defense first put forward Saturday by national security adviser H.R. McMaster in a news conference in Sicily.
“It’s both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable,” Kelly said on ABC News’s “This Week.” “Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us is a good thing.”
The homeland security secretary and the national security adviser have spoken! It is so.