With that designation, he has been able to attend classified briefings, get access to the presidents daily intelligence report and issue requests for information to the intelligence community. That has led to an internal struggle between Kelly and Kushner, who has resisted losing access to highly classified information.
He added a little reported fact that Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, receives "zero dollars" for his role in the administration.
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"The Deputy Attorney General has not referenced to the White House any specific concerns relating to this individual's security clearance process", spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.
The Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called the White House earlier this month to inform general counsel Donald McGahn that new, "significant information" related to Kushner needed further investigation. But, during a White House press conference Friday, Trump said he would not intervene.
"I can tell you that nothing that has taken place will affect the valuable work that Jared is doing", Sanders said.
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Porter had been operating on an interim security clearance for a year before he left over allegations that he abused his ex-wives. "He continues and will continue to be a valued member of the team". But Trump made clear Friday he would not be intervening. General Kelly respects Jared a lot and General Kelly will make that call. "There is no truth to any suggestion otherwise", Kelly said.
While the federal security clearance system has long been criticized as broken and has a backlog of hundreds of thousands of pending applications, senior White House officials nearly always have their applications expedited so they can be cleared within weeks and perform their duties. "She said, 'Dad, i want to go to Washington". Those with temporary "top secret" or higher clearances are expected to be bumped down to temporary "secret" clearances, which provide more limited access. Much, but not all, of Kushner's work on the two issues singled out by Kelly are handled at those lower levels, one official said.
Kushner has been forced to repeatedly correct omissions in his "SF-86", the government-wide form used to apply for clearances, as well as his financial disclosure forms, which experts said could delay or even nix his chances of earning a clearance through the normal process.More news: Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty