If anything good emerges from Jared Kushner's predicament, it will be sustained improvements to a security clearance process that has trapped people who are far more qualified.
It wouldn't be the first attempt.
President Donald Trump anointed Kushner to a top White House post, his main qualification being a loyal son-in-law. But Kushner no longer has access to the nation's most precious information after he and others lost their interim top-secret clearances amid background check complications.
If information is power, Kushner now has less of both.
While it is not unusual for clearances to be granted and withdrawn, Kushner's case has the odor of the chaotic swamp...