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Investigators have ‘never seen anything like’ the number of omissions on Jared Kushner’s background check

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Jared Kushner has made so many mistakes and omissions on his background check forms that Charles Phalen, the director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, has never seen it before.

A Thursday CNN report cited Phalen saying he has “never seen that level of mistakes,” particularly at this level in a president’s senior staff. The comment was in response to a question during a House subcommittee oversight hearing where he was called to testify.

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Kushner’s initial SF-86 form neglected to mention any of his foreign contacts. Only after the first submission did he promise that more was coming. He ultimately updated it months later with about 100 contacts. However, the June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was omitted. When it became public, Kushner was forced to amend his form once again. Kushner said he didn’t remember the meeting that promised “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.

Kushner’s attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told CNN, “as we have previously stated, Mr. Kushner’s SF-86 was prematurely submitted and, among other errors, did not list any contacts with foreign government officials. The next day, Mr. Kushner submitted supplemental information stating that he had had ‘numerous contacts with foreign officials’ about which he would be happy to provide additional information. He submitted that supplemental information to the FBI and is cooperating fully with its background investigation.”


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