Jared Kushner Just Joined a Really Big Club

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Peter Bergen wrote for CNN about the ramifications of the decision to downgrade Jared Kushner's security clearance:

Jared Kushner just joined a really big club: the more than 3.6 million Americans with "secret" security clearances. That's nearly the population of the city of Los Angeles.

When the news broke Tuesday that Kushner's interim security clearance had been downgraded from "top secret" to "secret," his lawyer Abbe Lowell claimed that it would "...not affect Mr. Kushner's ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the President."
This is baloney, served with generous helpings of bunkum and balderdash. 


Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, vice president at New America, CNN national security analyst, professor of practice at Arizona State University, and the author or editor of seven books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post.