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Spicer gets grilled about Kushner, Trump's trip in daily press briefing

White House press secretary Sean Spicer held his first press briefing Tuesday since President Donald Trump returned from a trip to the Middle East and Europe.

Spicer spent minutes outlining what he deemed the success of the trip and then highlighting Trump's goals upon his return, including moving forward on a plan for tax reform.

He also deflected questions about the Washington Post report that said Trump's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner discussed the potential to set up a secret communications channel with Russia during the presidential transition in December. Spicer did not say whether Trump knew about any possible request.

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