Retired four-star Army General Barry McCaffrey slammed White House senior advisor Jared Kushner after breaking news that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged about having Kushner “in his pocket” during a Wednesday appearance on All In with Chris Hayes.
“What’s your reaction?” Hayes asked.
“Putting Jared Kushner — a 30-something person with no foreign policy experience or defense policy experience — as a leading representative of the United States is simply outrageous,” McCaffrey charged. “So reading out the State Department and having one-on-one contact with Jared Kushner, by phone and in person, is a huge threat to a rational policy making process.”
“It has no precedent, in my view, in American government,” he added.
“If were the president’s lawyer, I would say, if you think they have video on you, he’d better get it out now,” McCaffrey continued. “Putin will stick it to him prior to the next election or after he leaves office.”