That outrage in the admin and media is misplaced….
In the end?
The President of the United States has the last word in granting security clearances….
NOBODY can stop the President from granting the clearance….
( Kushner does NOT have the highest level security clearance)
Jared Kushner IS the President’s son-in-law…..
(And seems to be the actual Chief-of-Staff for his father-in-law)
Trump regularly declares he doesn’t listen to US Government experts, even National Security people who had problems with Kushner’s business contacts that could give Kushner and Trump advantage’s in making money…
The problem is that some of the people who are involved in this lied about it to the media….
This will be embarrassing at most….
President Trump early last year directed his then-chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to give presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance — a move that made Kelly so uncomfortable that he documented the request in writing, according to current and former administration officials.
After Kushner, a senior White House adviser, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, pressured the president to grant Kushner the long-delayed clearance, Trump instructed Kelly to fix the problem, according to a person familiar with Kelly’s account, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.
Kelly told colleagues that the decision to give Kushner top-secret clearance was not supported by career intelligence officials, and he memorialized Trump’s request in an internal memo, according to two people familiar with the memo and the then-chief of staff’s concerns.
It is unclear how Kelly responded to Trump’s directive. But by May, Kushner had been granted a permanent security clearance to view top-secret material — a move that followed months of concern inside the White House about his inability to secure such access.
Kushner’s attorney publicly described the process as one that had gone through normal channels, a description that Kelly did not view as accurate, according to a person familiar with his reaction.
The former chief of staff, who left the administration at the beginning of this year, did not immediately respond to a request for comment…..