Kushner's Security Clearance Defense: My Assistant Prematurely Hit The Send Button

Jared Kushner’s latest defense for omitting hundreds of foreign contacts on his security clearance form is hard to take seriously.

Mr. Kushner claims that “his assistant” prematurely hit the “send” button prior to finishing it properly according to Yahoo news.

The disclosure of the [Donald Trump, jr.] emails potentially has raised new questions about Kushner’s security clearance. He initially filed his SF-86 on Jan. 18, leaving out any mention of meetings with foreign government officials during the transition and the campaign. His lawyers have said this was inadvertent and that a member of his staff had prematurely hit the “send” button for the form before it was completed. Within twelve hours, they have said, Kushner notified the FBI that he would make amendments and disclose his meetings with foreign officials.”

Mr. Kushner only corrected his security clearance form after reports were made public that he had contact with former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, a federal offense. He has since made multiple amendments to the form.

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