• President Donald Trump was asked whether his son-in-law Jared Kushner will be allowed to continue working at the White House under an interim security clearance.
  • Trump said the decision on Kushner's clearance is up to chief of staff John Kelly.
  • Kelly overhauled the security clearance rules for the White House after the Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal.
  • Kushner is reportedly worried that Kelly is directly targeting him with the new rules.

President Donald Trump dodged questions on the status of his son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance during a press conference Friday, saying it is "up to General Kelly" if Kushner will keep his access.


During his response to the security clearance question, Trump also praised Kushner's work on attempting to broker a deal between Israel and Palestine and called his performance "truly outstanding." The president also took time to say Ivanka was representing the US well during a trip to South Korea for the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.