Jared Kushner Listed As One Of 25 White House Officials Initially Denied Security Clearance Because Of Backgrounds But Overturned By Trump Administration
“Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government employee who oversees the issuance of clearances for some senior White House aides, said she compiled a list of at least 25 officials who were initially denied security clearances last year because of their backgrounds. But she said senior Trump aides overturned those decisions, despite it not being ‘in the best interest of national security.'”
“Newbold said that in the case of one official, named only as Senior White House Official 1, staff denied the security clearance request after a background investigation revealed ‘significant disqualifying factors, including foreign influence, outside activities … and personal conduct.'”
That senior official turned out to be Jared Kushner.