The Biggest Takeaways From Sean Spicerís Press Briefing Just Now




White House Correspondent
3:30 PM 04/03/2017



WASHINGTON ó Sean Spicer held the press briefing from the White House Monday. The press secretary answered questions on why Donald Trumpís son-in-law is in Iraq right now and reports that Susan Rice requested the unmasking of Trump transition officials.

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On why Jared Kushner is in Iraq

Donald Trumpís son-in-law is visiting Iraq currently with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who serves as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

ďI donít think itís a binary choice in this case,Ē Spicer said when asked why Kushner is there and not Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. ďBoth Kushner and [Tom] Bossert are on the trip at the request and invitation of Gen. Dunford. He believed it was an opportunity for both of them. He was invited by Dunford to see the work being done there firsthand. I donít think that translates to, ĎHeís overseeing Iraq.'Ē

Spicer said Kushner will be briefed on our military effort there and will express the commitment of the U.S. government to Iraq.

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