Chief of staff Kelly to decide on Kushner security clearance

Chief of staff Kelly to decide on Kushner security clearance

"He'll continue to do the important work that he's been focused on for the previous year". "So if the president chooses to give [Kushner] access to Middle East information, he will get that access".

CNN reported one week later that more than 100 White House staffers were operating on temporary security clearances as late as November. Rosenstein conveyed to McGahn that the clearance process was still ongoing, the source said.

Kelly, in a memo released last week, had set a Friday deadline for halting access to top-secret information for those whose applications have been pending since June 1 or earlier. The phone call was first reported by The Washington Post.

Problems with security clearance for White House aides surfaced this month in fallout over the abrupt resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter over allegations of domestic abuse against two former wives. During that time, Kushner has been able to access the government's most sensitive secrets thanks to an interim security clearance.

It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. But while effusive in his praise for Kushner - labeling him an "extraordinary dealmaker" - the president said he wouldn't decide whether his senior adviser retains access to classified information.

Administration officials are said to be examining ways that Kushner can continue to be engaged in sensitive discussions and his diplomatic missions, which have also included China, without needing a top-level security clearance.

But on Friday, Turnbull thanked Trump for his "generous hospitality and friendship" and called his meeting with the president a "great opportunity to strengthen and deepen our engagement with the United States".

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"That will be up to Gen. Kelly".

According to a report from The Washington Post, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke to White House general counsel Donald McGahn about the development, which he said required further investigation.

With Kelly seated nearby, Trump said: "I have no doubt he will make the right decision". "It's a system where for many people it's taken months and months and months", even when there aren't significant red flags, Trump said. "Jared is doing some very important things for our country - he gets paid zero".

White House officials have been trying to smooth over the dispute in a way that would allow Mr. Kushner to continue his work, the source familiar with the matter said. Kelly has interpreted that as a wide-ranging mandate that would include Kushner, the person said. "There is no truth to any suggestion otherwise".

At his news conference Friday, Trump defended his son-in-law, who he noted does not draw a salary.

That is what President Donald Trump told reporters Friday, declaring that his daughter's husband, Jared Kushner, had "been treated very unfairly".

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