Trump retweets report based on anonymous source after blasting anonymous sources

Trump retweets report based on anonymous source after blasting anonymous sources
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President Trump on Tuesday retweeted a Fox News report citing an anonymous source that pushes back on another report that White House aide Jared Kushner tried to establish backchannel communications with Moscow.

Trump's retweet comes just days after the president blasted the use of anonymous sources in news reports.

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The Fox News report Trump shared is titled "Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says." It pushes back on a Washington Post story last week that said Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, in December sought to establish a backchannel line of communication between the Trump transition team and Moscow during a meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

The Fox News item says Kushner spoke with Kislyak about Syria during the December meeting. It added that during that meeting, the Russians "broached the idea of using a secure line between the Trump administration and Russia, not Kushner."

It cites a source familiar with the matter and says the idea of a permanent back channel was not talked about.

Trump on Sunday, though, went after leaking of information and warned people not to trust stories that include the words "sources say."

"Whenever you see the words 'sources say' in the fake news media, and they don't mention names...it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. is the enemy!" Trump tweeted.

Trump and his aides often rail on the media and the use of anonymous sources, calling news outlets and negative stories "fake news."