In his pocket

That story last week about Kushner sharing intel with the Saudi prince who then placed over 200 of his relatives under arrest – it seemed like a huge thing to me but it didn’t get much attention. It is huge, isn’t it? This random bozo who can’t get a security clearance having access to the intel in the first place and sharing it with a Saudi dictator in the second place, causing >200 people to be arrested in the third place – that should be a big deal, shouldn’t it?

Some Dems think so, at least.

The FBI should immediately investigate senior White House adviser Jared Kushner to find out whether he leaked classified information to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom he has a close relationship with, six House Democrats demanded on Thursday.

“We request the FBI open an immediate investigation to determine if these reports are accurate and to explore the extent to which information and sources may have been [compromised],” Democratic Representatives Ted Lieu, Gerald Connolly, Donald Beyer, Pramila Jayapal, Peter Welch and Ruben Gallego wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray in a letter obtained by CNN.

The FBI has purview for the “integrity of classified information,” the letter states, and “while the President has the authority to declassify and share information, the President’s advisers do not.”

And Kushner doesn’t even have a top security clearance, and the reason he doesn’t is apparently because he’s too dirty. Surely that should mean he can’t see classified information! Before we even get to the fact that he shared it with a Saudi dictator.

Crown Prince Mohammed told confidants that Kushner had talked about Saudi leaders who were disloyal to him, three sources told The Intercept earlier this month. According to that report, the crown prince bragged that Kushner was “in his pocket.”

That’s no good.

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