RNC Spox Denies Report That Trump Wants Kushner To Join Prez Briefings

Carolyn Kaster

Donald Trump has reportedly asked son-in-law Jared Kushner to obtain security clearance so that he can sit in on presidential briefings, according to NBC News, but Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer has denied the report.

Trump wants both retired Gen. Michael Flynn and Kushner to join him for the briefings, but while Flynn has the required top-secret security clearance, Kushner has not yet obtained that status, NBC News reported.

Spicer quickly denied the NBC report Wednesday morning.

Donald Trump himself has denied reports that he asked about obtaining security clearances for his children.


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