The secret service said on Wednesday that they "in no way wanted to protect these rights or the media's access to intelligence" when they prevented CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett from asking Jared Kushner questions. Barnett tried to interview Kushner, a special adviser to President Trump, on a plane because of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In the video posted by Barnett on Twitter, he identified himself as a journalist with CBS News and showed his wisdom when Kushner and the intelligence agents left the plane. But the Secret Service agent covered Barnett's camera and told him, "I do not care who you are, there's a time and a place."
In its statement on Wednesday, the Secret Service said, "the actions were only in response to an abrupt movement by an unknown person who later identified himself as a member of the media."
Barnett said on CBSN after the statement came that he was "characterizing that I did not identify myself because it was the first thing I did."
But Barnett noted that after he posted the video, a The Intelligence Agent, who was not involved in the incident, contacted him and said that hiding the camera violated the protocol. "So the Secret Service will be put in a position to make this video viral, and it really hits so many people in public speaking," Barnett said.
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The reason why Kushner is of particular interest for the disappearance of Khashoggi is that he played a key role in building a relationship with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and reported the massive sale of arms to the Kingdom "CBS This Morning" , Mr. Trump does not want to stop the deal because he claims that would hurt US manufacturers.
"He was behind the $ 110 million gun business, which the President was reluctant to quit because he had questions about Jamal Khashoggi, so the question was, what do I think of the denials of the Saudis and the whites House says Jared Kushner, national security adviser John Bolton, spoke with the Crown Prince last week, "Barnett said.
"What is the key to this? When is the time and place to ask Jared Kushner a question? Self-available and there are so many more questions to ask," Barnett told CBS this morning. "But these Questions persist and there is an open invitation to talk to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump about this incident and what the US should do next. "
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