Jared Kushner now has permanent security clearance

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

Trump Adviser Kushner Gets Permanent Security Clearance

The New York Times, which first broke the news of Kushner getting his security clearance, notes that the process took almost a year and a half, which Trump administration officials claim was due to Kushner's complex foreign business dealings.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, had his White House security clearance restored Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said, after months of uncertainty stemming in part from his role in the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Kushner also reportedly met with special counsel investigators for about seven hours in mid-April. "Having completed all of these processes, he is looking to continue to do the work the President has asked him to do".

Porter was forced to leave the Trump Administration in disgrace when his alleged domestic abuse of multiple women was revealed to the public. Kushner had been working under an interim clearance, but it was revoked in February during procedural changes in the White House. "On each occasion, he answered all questions asked and did everything he could to expedite the conclusion of all the investigations".

Lowell added that Kushner was not asked about his personal finances or his family's real estate business.

Zaid said he presumed Kushner received a permanent top-secret clearance with access to secure compartmented information (SCI) - the clearance usually needed to review the highly classified intelligence presented each day in the president's daily brief.

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The White House denied that the lack of a clearance would hamper Kushner's work, even though he was the White House point man on Middle East peace talks.

Whether the restoration of Kushner's clearance is somehow related to his cooperation with Mueller is not immediately clear.

Kushner's initial SF-86 form did not mention any foreign contacts, though he quickly supplemented it to indicate that he would provide that information.

Kushner had to file three updates to his national security questionnaire, a form that guides the Federal Bureau of Investigation background check and asks for information about a person's employment history, finances, family, travel and other matters.

Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, attended a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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