Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kusner has been heavily criticized for not having a full security clearance while still being able to look at classified information. on Tuesday, the Washington Post revealed that at least four different countries have been looking at ways to exploit Kushner because of his complex and troubled business dealings.
According to The Post, the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel, and Mexico have listed Kushner as “manipulable.”
Kushner and his family have had a history of legal troubles, which according to The Post “has only drawn more scrutiny” since coming to Washinton.
One person who raised concerns about Kushner was Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster. According to The Post, he was “surprised” to learn that Kushner had contacts with foreign officials that he did not officially report.
“When he learned about it, it surprised him,” the source told the Post. “He thought that was weird…It was an unusual thing. I don’t know that any White House has done it this way before.”
Kushner’s lawyer pushed back through spokesman Peter Mirijanian: “We will not respond substantively to unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information.”
Kushner’s security clearance was downgraded on Tuesday.