The author of a book about Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerUN pushes back on US reversal on Israeli settlements Pompeo announces Israeli settlements do not violate international law Trump to tour Apple factory with Tim Cook on Wednesday MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to tour Apple factory with Tim Cook on Wednesday Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family MORE mocked Kushner over his security clearance challenges, saying that the White House adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE's son-in-law "couldn't get a TSA pre-check" without Trump's help.

“According to all the reports I’ve read, Jared Kushner couldn’t get a TSA precheck at this point, let alone a proper White House clearance unless his father-in-law" helped, Vicky Ward, author of "Kushner, Inc," said Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber."

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Kushner has come under scrutiny after White House officials reportedly granted him a security clearance, overriding concerns from members of the intelligence community and other security officials.

The New York Times reported in February that Trump ordered Kushner be given top-secret security clearances despite those concerns. 

Additionally, The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Kushner's security clearances was denied due to concerns related to foreign influence and private business interests.

The Post identified Kushner as "Senior White House Official 1" in House Oversight and Reform Committee documents that said the individual was denied a security clearance by officials before those officials were overruled by Carl Kline, who at the time was the top official in the White House’s personnel security office. House Democrats are now fighting to bring Kline in for testimony, efforts the White House has moved to block.