EXCLUSIVE: The White House chief of staff at the time, John Kelly, wrote a contemporaneous internal memo about how he had been “ordered” by the president to give Jared Kushner the top-secret clearance. w/@maggieNYT @adamgoldmanNYT @anniekarni https://t.co/cDkJjvVzgh— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) February 28, 2019
Cutting corners regarding national security clearances seems dumb enough, but I can look at the issue a little sideways and see where if there was an experienced hand with a lot of knowledge and good relationships with crucial allies....
But this is just Trump's jackass son-in-law. That's his whole slate of credentials. He married Ivanka.
(Although in TrumpWorld, cluelessness could be considered a plus, I suspect. The Trump Administration appears to critically undervalue expertise. And Kushner is not the only dodgy instance, just one of the more egregious.)