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 KushnerHouse panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records 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 TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal 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.