Should Jared Kushner still be allowed to work in the White House?
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Should Jared Kushner still be allowed to work in the White House?

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President Trump’s son-in-law-turned-chief-advisor Jared Kushner is reportedly millions of dollars in debt and under FBI investigation. Kushner was part of Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous meeting with a Russian lawyer, failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials and tried to create a secret channel between Moscow and Trump officials. But Kushner hasn't been accused of any crime, and defenders say revoking his security clearance or firing him would be premature. What do you think? 🤐

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Kushner recently spoke on behalf of President Trump at the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

And not everyone was happy about it.

Kushner has had a rough go since joining the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law. He was part of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer attempting to acquire damaging information about Hillary Clinton, he failed to disclose multiple meetings with Russian officials on his security clearance forms and tried to create a secret back-channel between Moscow and Trump officials.

More recently, it was revealed that Kushner had his interim security clearance downgraded due in part to him being millions of dollars in debt. White House officials who are capable of being blackmailed are typically not given security clearances, and Kushner's debts are just another reason why he shouldn't be in the White House.

Jared and Ivanka have gone from cumulative debt of somewhere between $19 million and $98 million to a range of $31 million to $155 million in the last year alone.
We have a man whose family is in dire financial straits. His personal debt is in the hundreds of millions. He continues to file amendments to his mandatory disclosure forms, a year after taking a senior-level job in the White House. He has access to the United States' most sensitive secrets and travels all over the world, meeting privately with powerful foreign leaders and businessmen. I can't imagine why the FBI and the intelligence agencies might think he's a security risk, can you?

Many believe Kushner should have his security clearance entirely revoked.

Others feel he should resign altogether. Kushner wasn't qualified to work in the White House in the first place.

But others feel Kushner's actions were just missteps, not crimes, attributing his mistakes to inexperience.

Several top officials describe Jared Kushner in very similar ways: a good guy with good intentions, now under rising scrutiny because of a combination of naiveté and hubris. He was used to how things were done in business (and New York real estate, no less)—whereas in public life, anything can come out, and everything is under a microscope. 

And some say Kushner "scandals" are overblown. Just more examples of partisan politics being used to damage the president's staff.

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