On Wednesday came a report that New York's banking regulator requested loan information about Kushner, his family and real estate business Kushner Companies from Deutsche Bank AG, Signature Bank and New York Community Bank. Kushner, according to reports at the time, subsequently undermined efforts by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to bring an end to the standoff. Approximately 1,363,483 other people in government have top secret security clearance.
Trump said the USA will impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% tariff on aluminum to shore up the struggling industries, capping a fierce, months-long internal debate that divided some of the President's top advisers.
Michaela Dodge, a Heritage Foundation missile defense expert, said Putin's statements confirm that the Trump administration was right to build its recent review of nuclear weapons policy around concerns about Russian Federation.
As The New York Times reported, Trump's irritation stems from the recent scrutiny into Kushner's business dealings and the fact Ivanka has been reportedly exploiting her role as first daughter since joining the administration.
Wheeler notes that "Kushner has been famously tardy in disclosing his business interests and ties with foreigners in his application for a security clearance"-which was downgraded last week-meaning that "he has conducted an entire year of foreign policy without officially disclosing all the personal interests he may have been serving".
Pelosi suggested Kushner, who played a leading role in Trump's foreign policy agenda, particularly the administration's push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, was in over his head from the start.
Lowell, Kushner's attorney, said he had not been informed of any reason for the holdup in Kushner's permanent top-secret clearance.
In a statement provided to Newsweek, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson added of Kushner: "If this was anyone other than the president's son-in-law, he would've lost his job long ago". "There is no reasonable justification for a yearlong policy that allowed people who may have very harmful secrets in their own backgrounds to have access to our nation's secrets".
The Washington Post, quoting current and former USA officials familiar with intelligence reports on the matter, reported Tuesday that officials in at least four countries - China, Israel, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates - have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Kushner by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience.