Trump allow John Kelly to decide whether Jared Kushner holds an interim security clearance

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Trump: Kelly make a decision on Jared Kushner’s clearance

President Trump says that his son-in-law was treated very wrongly says, he was sure that the White house chief of staff John Kelly make the right decision on Jared Kushner ‘ s security clearance.

President Trump on Friday defended his son-in-law, Jared Kushner will decide as a “good person”, as she says: chief of staff, John Kelly, ultimately, on whether Kushner keeps his interim security clearance.

“Gene Kelly Jared respects very much,” Trump said at a joint press conference on Friday afternoon with the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. “And, General Kelly making this call. I’m not going to make that call.”

Earlier this month, Kelly informs White house staff of a revision of the working procedures of the security review in the Wake of the scandal surrounding Rob Porter, the White House aide, came showed up according to the most recent allegations of domestic violence.

The overhaul includes a RAID on an interim security clearance, something Kushner could affect anyone who has to work without a solid security clearance.

Kushner asked the situation, Trump defended his aide and son-in-law, said: “Jared’s done an excellent job. I think he’s been treated very unfairly. He is a quality person.”

Trump added: “Jared is truly excellent. He was very successful, as he is in the private sector. He is working on peace in the Middle East and some other small and very simple offers.”

Trump went on to describe the system for the granting of security clearances as “broken.”

“It is a broken system,” he said. “It should not take so long.”

Earlier this week, the White house claims that Kushner work, shall not be affected by the change.

“Nothing of what has taken place, affect the valuable work that you are doing Jared,” press-Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday. “He continues, and will continue to be a valued member of the team. He will continue the important work he focuses on for the last year.”

Kelly, in a statement, said the White house hopes, Kushner maintaining his role working on the peace process in the Middle East and the US-Mexican relations.

“As I said Jared days, I said full confidence in his ability to continue the exercise of its responsibilities to strive for in its foreign policy portfolio, including the monitoring of our Israeli-Palestinian peace, and serves as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico,” Kelly. “Everyone in the White house is grateful for these valuable contributions to the promotion of the presidential agenda. There is no truth, and any suggestion otherwise.”

Sanders not to exclude, to grant Trump and his Executive Kushner, a permanent security check, bypassing the traditional process run by the White house office of personnel security.


“I have not spoken with the President about whether or not that would be necessary,” said Sanders.

Kushner is said according to reports, check the top-secret presidential daily brief each morning, and in the space for some of Trump’s most consequential domestic and foreign policy decisions.

Trump made the comments during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White house with Australian Prime Minister.

The relationship between Trump and Turnbull had entered a turbulent start shortly after the trump suit from his office. To accept you sparred during a controversial phone call, a plan for the United States, the refugees, which were agreed to by former President Barack Obama.

But on Friday, Turnbull trump thanked for his “generous hospitality and friendship,” and called his meeting with the President to deepen a “great opportunity and to strengthen our dialogue with the United States.”

“You are our most important strategic and economic partner,” Turnbull said Trump, he said, the foundations for “a new phase of intensive collaboration — the next 100 years of mateship.”

Trump said that in his talks with the Australian delegation on Friday, “a lot of offers for the acquisition of additional military equipment and other things.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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