Sarah Sanders abruptly cancels White House briefing after Kushner's security clearance is revoked
Sarah Sanders (MSNBC/screen grab)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cancelled Wednesday's press briefing after reports said that the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner had been revoked.


The briefing, which was originally slated for 2 p.m. ET, was cancelled late Wednesday morning, several White House correspondent noted on Twitter. Sanders said that the briefing had been cancelled because Trump decided to allow reporters to attend a meeting with lawmakers.

"Due to heightened interest on school safety President Trump has asked the press stay in the room for an extended period of time during the meeting with lawmakers," Sanders said.

If the briefing had taken place as scheduled, Sanders was expected to be grilled Kushner's security clearance and why he is still in charge of MidEast peace after it was revoked. The press secretary could have also faced questions on Trump's bid to arm teachers and reports that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wanted to spend thousands more than is permitted to redecorate his office.