Why would Trump lie about getting Kushner security clearance?

The House Oversight Committee is threatening to subpoena the White House for documents after the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump ordered top officials to grant his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, top-security clearance. Erin Burnett called out President Donald Trump for lying about intervening to overule concerns from intelligence officials and get his son-in-law Jared Kushner top security.