Kushner Shrugs Off Questions On Security Clearance

Business Insider reports:

In an interview broadcast Monday night, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, shrugged off questions over his White House security clearance, granting a glimpse of a political playbook that could loom large in the months to come.

Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Kushner used the central finding of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — which the Justice Department has said did not find evidence of illegal collusion with Russia — to avoid answering about something unrelated.

“We’ve had a lot of crazy accusations, like, that we colluded with Russia. I complied with all the different investigations, whether it be the Senate, the House, the special counsel. I’ve sat for nearly 20 hours of interviews with them.”

Newsweek reports:

After discussing Trump’s position on the southern border, and the country’s steel production, the issue of the 2020 election came up. When Ingraham asked Kushner about it, he said: “One statistic that I found very pleasing, is that in Florida, they passed a law where former felons can now vote. We have more ex-felons registered as Republicans than Democrats.”

Ingraham interrupted him to say, ”Woah, you have had more ex-felons register as Republicans than Democrats?” Kushner replied: “That is the data that I have seen. I think that will surprise a lot of people when they see the new coalition that President Trump is building for what the Republican Party has the potential to be.”