Jared Kushner – a senior adviser to President Trump who is also his son-in-law – is traveling in Iraq with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, according to multiple reports.
Senior admin official confirms WH adviser/Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner is in Iraq, traveling with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dunford.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 3, 2017
Jared Kushner is in Iraq right now, a senior administration official confirms.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 3, 2017
Dunford invited Kushner on the trip, according to The New York Times. Other details were not immediately released.
Kushner is expected to be back in the U.S. early this week, CNN reported, citing a senior administration official.
Last week, the White House announced the creation of the Office of American Innovation. It will be led by Kushner and will focus on some of the goals Trump pledged to accomplish during his campaign, such as working to improve veteran care and fight opioid addiction.
The new office was described by The Washington Post report as a “SWAT team” to fix the federal bureaucracy.
–Rebecca Savransky contributed to this report, which was updated on April 3 at 7:22 a.m.