During a rare interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday evening, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner dodged questions about concerns over how he and other in the White House obtained security clearances.
“I can’t comment for the White House’s process, but what I can say is that over the last two years that I’ve been here, I’ve been accused of all different types of things. All of those things have turned out to be false,” he said, when asked about reports that at least 25 individuals in the White House were able to “leap frog” over career officials’ concerns about their clearance.
Ingraham jokingly pushed back, saying a whistleblower who spoke to Democrats said she had grave concerns about the people who received clearances against officials’ better judgement. ” Do you pose grave national security concern to the country, Jared Kushner?”
“I the White House I work with some phenomenal people and I think over the last two years, the president has done a phenomenal job of identifying what are our national security priorities. He’s had a great team in place that are helping implement it. I hope I’ve played a good part in pushing all of those objectives forward and I think because of the President’s leadership, is world is safer today.”
Kushner brushes off issues with his security clearance: "I've been accused of all different types of things" pic.twitter.com/osJcquxKNI
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) April 2, 2019