Jared Kushner Regains Top Security Clearance

Jared Kushner Regains Top Security Clearance

Jared Kushner Regains Top Security Clearance

But attorney Edward MacMahon, who specializes in national security matters, suggested that the FBI would not have signed off on such a clearance if Kushner was a target of a ongoing criminal investigation.

Those clearances were stripped in February under a new White House policy, it added.

"His application was properly submitted, reviewed by career officials, and went through the normal process", Lowell said. But the delay became a distraction and, with the special counsel investigating some of Mr. Kushner's meetings with Russian officials, it left open the question of whether investigators had uncovered evidence that made him a security threat.

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been granted permanent security clearance.

It was revealed in February that Kushner had been operating with an interim security clearance for more than a year.

It was not immediately clear whether Kushner had access to some classified material in the months since his clearance was downgraded.

The first interview with Kushner occurred last fall.

According to the person, Mueller's team did not ask questions about Kushner's business or finances, including his family's real estate company.

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The White House has sought to portray the FBI's plodding pace as an ordinary situation endemic to any new government official with longstanding financial entanglements.

"I will let General Kelly make that decision", Trump told reporters. He could lose his clearance tomorrow if he is indicted.

The person familiar with the matter confirmed that Kushner was granted a top-secret clearance.

Kushner serves as a senior adviser on the Middle East and other issues. But The Washington Post reported that he had secured a permanent clearance.

Kushner later updated the questionnaire multiple times to account for all relevant meetings, including "over 100 calls or meetings with representatives of more than 20 countries", Gorelick told ABC News.

When Kushner first filed his SF-86 form shortly after President Donald Trump's election in 2016, it listed precisely zero contacts with foreign officials.

Kushner's security clearance at the time was downgraded from top secret to a significantly lower level of access, effectively cutting him off from reviewing some of the nation's most sensitive intelligence.

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