Ignatius: ‘Astonishing’ that Jared Kushner Still Has His Security Clearance
IGNATIUS: "It would not be a close call for anyone I know and have talked to who serves in government and deals with sensitive issues. It’s astonishing that Jared Kushner still has his security clearances when he has disclosed that contrary to initial disclosure forms, he had meetings like this. The President has the authority to decide who gets these clearances and who doesn’t. But Joe, I’m struck, as I watch this unfold, it’s a little bit like an army retreating. There’s a strong position that’s set, and then it’s overrun, and then you retreat to another position, and then you are asserting something different and then that one gets overrun and then you pull back a little further. And I think that’s part of the Trump team’s problem, is that they just don’t have firm lines that they can hold. As each new revelation comes, there’s a scramble. They’d love to have something hard to give back to their base."