VOTE NOW: Should the president decide who gets top secret security clearance?

Posted: 3:31 PM, Mar 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-01 15:31:32-05
New York Times: Trump demanded Kushner get top-secret security clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump last year ordered officials to grant top-secret security clearance to his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to a report published Thursday by The New York Times.

Kushner was granted the high-level clearance last May after a lengthy background check.

The Times, citing anonymous sources, said Trump demanded Kushner's clearance despite the concerns of intelligence officials, then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-White House counsel Don McGahn.

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