FACT CHECK: Did Cory Booker Defend Jared Kushner After Receiving Donations From Him?


FACT CHECK: Did Cory Booker Defend Jared Kushner After Receiving Donations From Him?

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Cory Booker “defended” Jared Kushner on CNN, after receiving campaign contributions from him.
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WHAT’S TRUE
Between 2009 and 2014, Jared Kushner and his immediate family contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Cory Booker’s campaigns. In May 2017, Booker declined to call for Kushner’s security clearance to be revoked.
WHAT’S FALSE
Booker did not defend Kushner. He called for an investigation into the allegations surrounding him, which he said “raise very serious concerns”, and added that he might in the future support removing his security clearance.
WHAT’S UNDETERMINED
Whether there is any link between Booker’s May 2017 remarks on Jared …

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