Jun 3, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Kushner, for first time, claims he never discussed security clearance with Trump

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

Jared Kushner denied on "Axios on HBO" that he discussed his top-secret security clearance with his father-in-law, even though President Trump is said to have personally ordered the clearance over the advice of his own staff. This is first time Kushner has denied it on the record.

Why it matters: Trump and Kushner talk constantly about key decisions. This gives House committees a new marker as they continue their investigation of White House security clearances.

  • Bonus: Kushner also said he wasn't aware of the allegedly suspicious transactions that a former Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialist says she found between Kushner's family company and Russian individuals.

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