Kushner Kisses His Top Secret Clearance Goodbye
A memo was sent Friday notifying all White House aides that their clearances would be downgraded from Top Secret to Secret level. Included in these White House aides is son-in-law to the president, Jared Kushner. These clearances were downgraded for those who have been operating on high-level interim security clearances since the Trump administration took office. A major hindrance to advisers without Top Secret Clearance is that they will no longer be able to view the president’s daily brief, which contains highly classified and important information that senior-level advisers typically have access to. Regarding Kushner’s role in the White House, it is unclear whether this downgrade will affect his ability to perform his role effectively.
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