• 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.

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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.