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Oh my. Kushner requests more top secret intelligence than anyone else in the White House

Oh my. Kushner requests more top secret intelligence than anyone else in the White House

by digby


And he doesn't have a security clearance:

He holds a broad range of responsibilities, from overseeing peace efforts in the Middle East to improving the efficiency of the federal government. And he is the administration’s interlocutor with key allies, including China and Saudi Arabia, where he has developed a personal relationship with the young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

Kushner has been present at meetings with the president where classified information was discussed and has access to the President’s Daily Brief, a digest of intelligence updates based on information from spies, satellites, and surveillance technology, according to people with knowledge of his access.

And apart from staff on the National Security Council, he issues more requests for information to the intelligence community than any White House employee, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private discussions.

Experts said it is rare to have such a high level of interim security clearance for such a long period of time. It is particularly striking access for someone like Kushner, who has never served in government and has a complex history of financial transactions, business ownership and contacts and dealings with foreigners.


Oh, by the way, he and his family are drowning in debt, about to go under.

Not that this would be any kind of motivation to, oh, provide a little info to some people who might help him with that problem.

Kushner is a serious national security threat. We don't know if he is actually doing anything untoward with all that intelligence. Maybe he's just using it for the cause of middle east peace.
But this isn't a risk anyone but Donald Trump would be willing to take.

I doubt anything will change. Kushner doesn't seem to have used a personal server for any of his non-classified correspondence.