Report: Jared Kushner Wants ‘Wall-Cams’ So People Can Watch Trump’s Wall Online
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been pushing for a “wall cam” that will livestream the ongoing construction of the border wall, according to Newsweek.
Kushner has held meetings on the border wall developments roughly every two weeks and initially proposed the idea of setting up cameras in July.
However, both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency have pushed back on the proposal, suggesting that a livestream of construction could reveal their “proprietary techniques” to competitors and cause a negative pushback from Mexican officials.
Yet, Kushner has continued to push for the border wall cameras, with one senior White House official describing his demands as “aggressive.”
Details surrounding the reported plans are unclear, such as when the program would launch, what technology would be used, or how much it might cost.
As of the end of October, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has overseen the completion of roughly 76 miles of “new border wall system” replacing “dilapidated” or “outdated” designs, far from the 450-mile goal.