Nikki Haley: I Wouldn’t Do Back Channel Calls to Russia
TAPPER: "There’s been a lot of talk and reporting about Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior advisor trying to establish back-channel communications to Russia. Are you aware of those?"
HALEY: "No. I was not aware of any of that if it happened. There’s so many rumors back and forth. I think it’s the reason that the investigation needs to move I was not aware of any of that if it happened. There’s so many rumors back and forth. I think it’s the reason that the investigation needs to move forward swiftly. "
TAPPER: "The “Washington Post” reported Jared Kushner wanted to use the Russian embassy to make secure phone calls to the Kremlin. Is that something you as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Would consider doing. Making phone calls from the embassy — a Russian embassy where the Russians could hear you but Americans couldn’t?"
HALEY: "First of all, I mean, I don’t know that to be fact. So I can’t sit there and agree with an assumption you’re saying. No, I wouldn’t do that. But at the same time I’m not in that inner circle of the administration. I do my job at the united Nations and Jared continues to do his job at the White House. Until we see facts it’s hard to respond to something like that."