Jared Kushner addresses Russia investigation

As Kushner looks to add a criminal defense attorney to his legal team, he told reporters "we are here to improve the day-to-day lives of the average citizen," calling this a "core promise."
2:42 | 06/19/17

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We turn next to president trump, whose personal attorney spent much of the weekend saying the president is not under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite the president's tweet, saying it repeatedly on several programs before the attorney appeared to contradict himself. ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: The president today welcomed to the white house some of the world's leading tech CEOs. It's great to have you at the white house. Reporter: But looming over it all, the Russia investigation and the president's own tweets. Especially this missive on Friday. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI director." Calling it a "Witch hunt." On Sunday, the president's own lawyer contradicted him. The president is not under investigation. Reporter: He insists the president was only talking about an article in "The Washington post," but on one show, the lawyer actually seemed to contradict himself. So, he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take. You've now said he is being investigated -- No. You just said -- He's not. You just said that he's being investigated. No, Chris, I said that the -- let me be crystal clear, so you completely understand. Well have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the united States. Reporter: Whatever the status of the investigation, senior officials are preparing. Jared Kushner, the president's powerful son-in-law, is now looking to add a criminal defense attorney to his legal team. His own business dealings now reportedly under the microscope. But today, Kushner, for the first time, was speaking before the cameras at the white house. We are here to improve the day-to-day lives of the average citizen. That's a core promise and we are keeping it. Reporter: His portfolio as big as ever. Today, leading the effort with the tech CEOs and later this week, traveling to Israel to work on Middle East peace. So, let's get to Jon Karl live at the white house. And Jon, Sean spicer was pressed again today on whether or not the president has secretly recorded conversations there at the white house, in particular, with James Comey. No cameras orred all owe from that briefing allowed today. Obviously, you were there. So, what did spicer say? Reporter: At one point, spicer said the president would probably reveal by the end of the week whether those recordings exist. At another point, he said possibly by the end of the week. But the one thing that you will not see or hear are recordings of Sean spicer today. David, and more and more of these briefings, the white house is simply not allowing news organizations to take video of spicer or to broadcast his words. That will be debated for some time to come. Jon Karl. Our thanks to you.

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