Jared Kushner had a rough week and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better


Jared Kushner

It’s been a rough week for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.
Kushner still faces congressional scrutiny after an internal White House memo suggested Trump was directly involved in granting his security clearance.
Kushner’s academic records and the circumstances surrounding his acceptance to Harvard University have also been publicly questioned.
Several other excerpts from the upcoming tell-all book on Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, shine an unflattering light on the couple.
In a statement to INSIDER about the book, a spokesperson for Kushner’s real-estate firm called the book “fiction,” and said “the book is too fake and too dumb to warrant any comment.”

It’s been a rough week for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

Questions surrounding the circumstances of his security clearance (and whether Trump influenced the process), still loom as lawmakers demand the US Justice Department launch an investigation into the matter.

According to people who were briefed on a contemporaneous memo, Trump had “ordered” former White House chief of staff John Kelly to upgrade Kushner’s interim top-secret security clearance. The incident reportedly concerned Kelly and prompted him to put it on the record.

Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Ted Lieu of California and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia issued a joint statement saying they were “deeply disturbed” by the existence of Kelly’s memo, which was first reported by The New York Times last week.

“We request that the Department of Justice open an immediate investigation to determine if Mr. Kushner is criminally liable,” the lawmakers said, as they referenced over a hundred foreign contacts that were omitted from Kushner’s initial security clearance application.

Read more: Trump was reportedly annoyed by a trio of Republican senators who interrupted his dinner to discuss the national-emergency declaration

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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