President’s Son-in-Law / Senior Advisor Can’t Pass An FBI Background Check

Jared Kushner Has His Security Clearance Downgraded

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The New York Times: “Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been stripped of his high-level security clearance after months of delays in completing an exhaustive background check, limiting his ability to view highly classified information, a White House official and another person familiar with Mr. Kushner’s situation said.”

“Officials have not said what has held up Mr. Kushner’s background check, though extensive contacts with foreign officials are usually scrutinized closely by the F.B.I. And Mr. Kushner’s meetings with foreign leaders and multiple business ventures could be relevant to Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”