Bush Ethics Lawyer Blasted GOP Congress For Allowing Kushner To Stay In WH After Flynn Confession
Richard Painter, former chief ethics lawyer for the George W. Bush administration, hammered the Republican Congress on Saturday during an appearance on CNN. Painter was not pleased by the GOP’s decision to not press Donald Trump to relieve Jared Kushner of his White House duties.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn revealed that Kushner was behind the calls made to the Russians.
Painter blasted Trump and the Republican Congress for not taking action against Kushner after the news broke out.
“If it’s testified that Kushner directed him to make contact with the Russians, he did say that, with everything that’s happened to Kushner up to this point, Richard, why does he still have this interim security clearance?” host Christi Paul asked.
“Well, because the president wants to let him have it,” Painter bluntly stated. “And the president just wants to do things his way. No other president would let him have it. He’s no expert on national security and security clearances …and the evidence is clear that Jared Kushner is not to be trusted and iI don’t even know why he’s even in the White House, much less has a security clearance.”
“But that’s the president’s job to make that decision, and he’s making the decision his way,” he continued. “If Congress doesn’t do their job and remove the president or tell the president of the United States to shape up or ship out, well, the president is going to do it his own way and let Jared Kushner have a clearance in the White House.”
Take a look at the video clip below: