The author of a book about Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerPompeo becomes first top US diplomat to visit Israeli settlement, labels boycotts anti-Semitic NYT's Bruni suggests Ivanka Trump, Kushner move to North Korea or Saudi Arabia With Biden, a Saudi reboot MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration New York expands Trump tax fraud investigations to include write-offs: report Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report MORE mocked Kushner over his security clearance challenges, saying that the White House adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race 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.