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 under FBI investigation, and Michael Flynn's plea deal seems to implicate Kushner further. Kushner was part of Donald Trump, Jr.'s infamous meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton, 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? 🤐

#JaredNeedsToGo
#LeaveJaredAlone

Jared 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.

Kushner is under FBI investigation as part of the Russia investigation, and Michael Flynn's latest plea appears to implicated Kushner, according to Vox:

A court document in the Flynn case, released Friday, refers to a “very senior” transition official who told Flynn to try to get the Russian ambassador to the US to help stop a United Nations Security Council vote on Israeli settlement policy in late December.
Reporters from Bloomberg, BuzzFeed News, and NBC News have all confirmed that this very senior official is Kushner.

The latest revelations have many wondering why Kushner is still allowed to work in the White House. 

Some believe at the very least, Kushner should have his security clearance revoked.

Others feel he should resign all together.

But others are calling Jared's actions 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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