Retired four-star Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey during an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday ripped White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, saying it’s “simply outrageous” that he is a leading representative of the U.S.
“Putting Jared Kushner, a 30-something person with no foreign policy or defense policy experience, as a leading representative of the United States is simply outrageous,” McCaffrey said.
Kushner’s portfolio shows the “personalization of a family business dealing with U.S. policy,” he warned.
This isn’t the first time that Kushner has faced such scrutiny.
Earlier this month, a group of 25 House Democrats called for White House chief of staff John Kelly to fire Kushner, writing in a letter that it is “impossible for the American people or their elected Representatives to have faith that Jared Kushner will put their interests above his own personal and finance interests.”
The Hill added:
The letter cites a series of recent reports on Kushner’s financial interests with foreign leaders.
The Washington Post reported late last month that foreign officials from at least four countries have discussed how to use Kushner’s lack of experience to their advantage.
Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is reportedly looking into whether Kushner’s financial ties have had any impact on the Trump administration’s policies.