'And I have no doubt he'll make the right decision'. Unlike Hicks, Kushner has drawn Mueller's interest over his interactions with foreign officials, including Russians, and for his financial dealings with foreigners during the transition.
However, when asked about his temporary security clearance, he said: "That will be up to General Kelly".
Kushner moved into the White House with the administration in late January 2017.
The chief of staff ended the practice of routinely granting interim clearances back in September.
But question marks still loom over the future of Kushner's access to classified information.
Much of his time is occupied with managing the Office of American Innovation, a business-oriented working group focused on streamlining bureaucratic government processes.
He highlighted Kushner's work in the Middle East peace process, which he said was making "great headway". That job could require access to at least some classified intelligence.
Two weeks ago, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein called White House Counsel Donald McGahn to inform him that additional information was required from Kushner that would further delay his security clearance process.
That seems to suggest that he can perform his duties without any access to classified information at all.
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"He has been treated unfairly", Trump said of Kushner. He's a high-quality person: Trump said adding that both his son in law and his daughter Ivanka Trump, both of whom are his advisors do not take any salary, but have a high degree of passion and commitment to serve for the country. He works for nothing. Nobody ever reports that.
Trump said he inherited a system that's broken.
Aaron David Miller, who served as a senior adviser on Israeli-Arab peace to U.S. secretaries of state from 1988 to 2003, wrote on Twitter that "based on years in biz, doing Arab-Israeli negotiations requires access to top secret and codeword 411" - referring to code-word information out of reach of even those with permanent, top-secret security clearances.
"You are our most important strategic and economic partner", Turnbull told Trump, saying he's laying the groundwork for "a new phase of intensified cooperation - the next 100 years of mateship". 'People with not a problem in the world.
"General Kelly respects Jared a lot", Trump said.
Kelly announced the change in a memo to White House counsel Don McGahn, after coming under criticism for his handling of domestic abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.
The memo - which Kelly addressed to only three top aides - came as a surprise to most White House officials, who learned of Kelly's plans through media reports, two White House officials told CNN.