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Retired general tears into Kushner: 'Simply outrageous' he is leading representative of US

A retired four-star Army general during an interview Wednesday tore into White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE.

“Putting Jared Kushner, a 30-something person with no foreign policy or defense policy experience, as a leading representative of the United States is simply outrageous,” retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey told MSNBC.

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He also warned that Kushner's portfolio shows the "personalization of a family business dealing with U.S. policy."

Kushner, President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE's son-in-law, has faced scrutiny in the past.

Earlier this month, a group of 25 House Democrats called for White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE to fire Kushner. 

The lawmakers wrote in a letter it is "impossible for the American people or their elected Representatives to have faith that Jared Kushner will put their interests above his own personal and finance interests."
 
The letter cites a series of recent reports on Kushner's financial interests with foreign leaders.

The Washington Post reported late last month that foreign officials from at least four countries have discussed how to use Kushner’s lack of experience to their advantage.

Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is reportedly looking into whether Kushner’s financial ties have had any impact on the Trump administration’s policies.