Fox anchor: Report that Jared Kushner is vulnerable to foreign manipulation may be fake news

Fox anchor: Report that Jared Kushner is vulnerable to foreign manipulation may be fake news

David Asman: "It's unclear who they're getting this from. It may be another one of these fake news stories"

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From the February 28 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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DAVID ASMAN (FOX BUSINESS ANCHOR): Well, the thing that I have difficulty with is if Jared Kushner's going to play a big part in what happens in the Middle East, he's going to need access to top-secret material. There's so much material dealing with the Mideast that is labeled top secret because of terrorism concerns, et cetera. Israelis, of course, are highly concerned about their own security. So this could curtail his ability to function as a kind of a diplomat, if you will, for the White House, which, particularly in the Middle East. But the [[The]] Washington Post story, the timing of the Post story is kind of interesting because even though it came out in the paper edition today, a lot of it came out yesterday, and a lot of people are wondering whether [White House chief of staff] Gen. [John] Kelly was reacting to that with an overabundance of caution or whether The Washington Post picked up on what Kelly was about to do. So there is a question about timing. 

There are several countries that the Post mentioned, Mexico, some Arab countries, Israel itself,of possibly were -- and it's unclear who they're getting this from. It may be another one of these fake news stories.

Related:

Wash. Post: Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage

Previously:

Fox & Friends ignores report that foreign governments viewed Kushner as vulnerable to manipulation

Fox attacks “mainstream media” for reporting on Kushner's communications with the Russians

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