Jared Kushner says he followed ethics rules, after new questions about his security clearance
Presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says he followed all the ethics rules in divesting his business holdings, after House Democrats raised more questions Monday about his White House security clearance.
“When I came to Washington, I had a very successful business career,” Mr. Kushner told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Monday night. “I had extensive holdings. I disclosed all of my holdings for the Office of Government Ethics, and what I did with them is they told me what to divest, what to keep, what rules to follow. We followed all that.”
House Democrats said Monday that a White House whistleblower told lawmakers that the White House has granted security clearances to at least 25 employees who were denied initially. The Committee on Oversight and Reform plans to issue subpoenas, and wants to see documents pertaining to the clearances for Mr. Kushner, his wife Ivanka Trump, also an adviser, and others.
Mr. Kushner said all the “crazy” accusations against him have “turned out to be false,” including allegations of ties to Russia.
“Over the last few years that I’ve been here, I’ve been accused of all different types of things, and all of those things have turned out to be false,” Mr. Kushner said. “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.”