Jared Kushner still lacks permanent security clearance: Report

Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser and son-in-law to President Trump, does not have a permanent security clearance, a report Thursday said.

Kushner, who has been with the Trump administration since the inauguration 10 months ago, has worked on foreign policy matters as his applications for permanent clearance is still pending, according to Politico.

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked for documents from Kushner such as “transcripts from other committee interviews, additional documents from previous requests, communications with (former national security adviser) Michael Flynn and documents related to his security clearance.”

The senators, who are heading the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation on Russia, said Kushner refused to provide documents related to his security clearance application, due to confidentiality reasons. The applications include a form that Kushner has amended multiple times to list all his contacts with foreign officials.

The White House has said there is a backlog of requests because many administration officials who are working for the government for the first time were not previously issued security clearances.

Although the White House has said it is “completely normal” that Kushner had not received his permanent security clearance, many senior White House officials obtained a permanent security clearance months ago.

Kushner is permitted to view sensitive information with his temporary security clearance, which will remain valid unless it is taken away.

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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