Political commentator Van Jones reportedly helped the White House write up the recent executive order on police reforms and then praised it on CNN’s airwaves without disclosing his involvement.
Jones, who was an environmental adviser for the Obama administration, attended “secret White House meetings with his new friend Jared Kushner,” according to a report published by the Daily Beast on Sunday.
“I find that in politics, people get in uncomfortable situations, and that’s when you get to see what a person’s character really is,” Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, told the outlet. “And in a tough situation, Van has shown me that he’s got true character. He’s focused on the right things.”
Trump signed the executive order on June 16, which contains guidelines for police departments to meet certain standards on the use of force, including chokeholds, if they want access to federal grants. It also creates a federal database of officers for police misconduct.