Wallace: 'The Long Knives Are Out for Jared Kushner'
Chris Wallace joined Harris Faulkner on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Thursday to react to several developments related to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, had his interim security clearance downgraded on Wednesday, a move that restricts him from viewing the president's daily brief.
Also on Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Kushner's business obtained loans from companies whose executives had met Kushner at the White House in his official government capacity.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that officials in at least four countries have discussed ways to manipulate Kushner through his complex foreign business interests, financial difficulties and inexperience in government, citing current and former U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports on the matter.
"What's clear to me in all of this is that the long knives are out for Jared Kushner," Wallace said.
He noted that some people have speculated that there is rancor toward Kushner in the intelligence community, while others have suggested there is no love lost between Kushner and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
"I'm not sure where these leaks are coming from, but they are a series of leaks that are intended to diminish Jared Kushner and to weaken his position in the White House and, I think to some degree, to try to force him to decide it's almost easier to be on the outside than it is to be a member of this White House staff," Wallace said.
Watch more above.