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Trump demanded Kushner get top-secret security clearance

Trump demanded Kushner get top-secret security clearance

An attorney for McGahn declined to comment. A congressional committee is giving the White House until Monday to voluntarily turn over documents related to White House security clearances.

According to NBC News, two White House security specialists rejected last month Kushner's application for a top-secret clearance after a Federal Bureau of Investigation background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him, but they were overruled by their supervisor, according to two sources familiar with the matter. "There is no nepotism exception for background investigations".

However, a new report from the New York Times on Thursday seems to contradict what the president's daughter said.

A spokesman for Abbe Lowell, the lawyer for Kushner and Ivanka Trump, would not discuss the ABC interview or what clearances she now holds.

Cummings wants to know why Trump overruled his advisers on the security clearance as well as what information officials obtained regarding Kushner that led to them initially denying him access to sensitive information.

Kushner held an interim clearance for much of the first year he worked in the White House. That new policy caused Kushner's clearance to be downgraded from "Top Secret/SCI" level to the "Secret" level, a far lower level of access to classified information.

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It's unclear what, if anything, can be done about Kushner's clearance-but one thing's for sure: there's no sign of the scandals surrounding the administration going away any time soon.

"I mean being caught lying on air is a different thing", she said, noting longstanding reports that Ivanka is as image-conscious as her father - even "vociferously, intensely" so. "And I have no doubt that he will make the right decision".

POTUS & Ivanka caught LYING over Kushner security clearance approval. But when he was asked about it at the time, at a press conference with the Australian prime minister, he said he would defer to Kelly. The Washington Post later reported on Trump's actions. The chairman said Cipollone "continue (s) to refuse to produce any of the documents and witnesses we requested". When determining whether to grant a clearance, officials look for ways that foreign governments might exert leverage on a USA official, and financial distress is one red flag.

The House Democrat's letter included a transcript from a January 31 Times interview with Trump, in which the president denied ordering Kelly to overrule security officials and provide clearances for Kushner.

The Times notes that only in "highly unusual cases" does the president weigh in to grant a topsecret security clearance. The CIA, for example, grants access to human intelligence gathered from agents and operatives.


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