Senior Trump adviser Kushner finally receives security clearance

Jared Kushner: Security clearance restored for Trump's son-in-law

Trump Adviser Kushner Gets Permanent Security Clearance

Kushner was considered one of various White Home aides that had been working within the administration with out a everlasting safety clearance for the higher a part of a yr.

"With respect with the news of his clearance being restored, as we stated before, his application was properly submitted, reviewed by numerous career officials and went through the normal process", Lowell said.

Lowell said that Kushner answered all questions that were asked.

Kushner lost his access to the nation's deepest secrets when White House chief of staff John Kelly downgraded his clearance due to questions that arose during Kushner's background briefing.

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Kushner is also believed to be the "very senior" member of the Trump transition team who directed Michael Flynn to lobby Russian Federation against a United Nations Security Council resolution concerning Israel in late 2016.

His financial situation has since improved markedly. He said career staff at the White House and in an intelligence agency, typically the CIA, generally make the decisions about restoring a clearance.

The news came hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to comment at a congressional hearing on Kushner's ability to operate as a Mideast peace envoy without access to high-level, classified information.

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Whether the restoration of Kushner's clearance is somehow related to his cooperation with Mueller is not immediately clear. Even without a permanent clearance, the president's son-in-law had been allowed to see materials, including the president's daily brief, that are among the most sensitive in government.

Kushner was among several White House officials who spent the first year of the administration working on provisional clearances, meaning he was allowed to view classified information while his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check was pending, the daily said. Kushner's lawyer has said the lengthy process to obtain a clearance wasn't unusual given Kushner's business and foreign contacts.

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.

Kushner was with Trump in New Jersey the weekend before Comey was sacked, and he was among the attendees at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer at which the president's oldest son was told he would negative information about Hillary Clinton.

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