The comment followed Nielsen's insistence that Trump has been "very clear that he agrees with the intel community" on Russian meddling.
Maryland is renowned for its crab industry, but this year several picking rooms are empty as Trump administration rules have clamped down on visas for temporary foreign laborers.
California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to mobilize up to 400 National Guard personnel at the request of the Trump administration but in doing so rejected any use of them for immigration enforcement or to help build a new border wall.
Perdue is the ninth Cabinet official in line for presidential succession.
President Donald Trump said he is "not a racist" despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.
Jordan, a top member of the House Freedom Caucus, has been courting lawmakers about running for House speaker.
Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling has passed the one-year mark. Trump insists that's enough.
The permanent clearance had been withheld from Kushner for more than a year pending completion of a background check.