Apr 17, 2017
Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon Reports that officials inside the administration are complaining that Kushner is inserting himself into foreign policy matters that he knows little about.
“Kushner has taken aggressive action to micro-manage the National Security Council (NSC), overshadowing even recently installed National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, according to sources both inside and outside the White House who described Kushner's behavior as highly unusual and damaging to the country's national security infrastructure. Never before has a White House permitted such a figure to intervene in the NSC, which is traditionally given leeway to investigate foreign policy matters and bring advice to the president. Sources who spoke to the Free Beacon described wide-ranging frustration at the NSC over Kushner's influence over some of the most important foreign policy portfolios, such as Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and China, among others.”