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WH Spokesman Raj Shah Gets Hammered After Refusing To Comment On Kushner’s Security Clearance – WATCH


WH Spokesman Raj Shah Gets Hammered After Refusing To Comment On Kushner’s Security Clearance – WATCH

On Tuesday, it was reported that Jared Kushner’s security clearance was downgraded from Top Secret to Secret. In the midst of the news, CNN’s Erin Burnett wanted answers while interviewing White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, but things went south when the spokesman refused to comment on the matter.

“Were you shocked by this, Raj?” Burnett asked of the reports of Kushner no longer having “top secret” security clearance.

Shah said the White House has “been saying the same thing about this matter and related matters for a number of months now. We do not comment on security clearances.”

“Frankly we can’t comment on that,” Shah added.

Burnett pointed out that Kushner is at the “center” of the Trump administration and is “one of the top people at the White House.” She added he’s “tasked with peace in the Middle East” and is “one of the few people who actually reads” the Presidential Daily Brief.

“He can’t do his job without the security clearance,” Burnett argued.

Shah refused to comment on the matter again while using John Kelly’s defense of Kushner, who said Trump’s son-in-law will be able to “continue in his role” despite the downgraded clearance.

“How can you do Middle East peace if you don’t have Top Secret security clearance?” Burnett pressed.

Shah then attacked Burnett and said she was “making assumptions” about Kushner.

Burnett shot back at the WH staffer by bringing up a new Washington Post report indicating at least four foreign officials have “privately discussed ways to manipulate Kushner.”

“Does this concern you?” Burnett asked.

Shah refused to answer the CNN host, saying that he is “certainly not going to address” the Post report of similar “leaks” from the White House.

“I understand you’re upset about the leak, but what about the substance?” Burnett asked.

Take a look at the confrontation in the video clip below:

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