Kushner's clearance up to chief of staff Kelly

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein notified the White House this month that the security clearance for President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner would be further delayed in light of previously undisclosed information, according to a report.

The call from Rosenstein came a week before White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE announced that those officials working in the White House on temporary clearances, including Kushner, would no longer be able to view top-secret information until their security checks are finalized.

Kelly said last week that officials who applied for security clearances before July, but still have not been granted permanent access, would have their temporary clearances taken away.

Trump has the option of simply granting a security clearance to Kushner, but officials wanted to avoid that option.

The federal inquiry into Kushner's background has been ongoing since previous year.

Earlier this week, the White House maintained that Kushner's work will be unaffected by the change.

'General Kelly respects Jared a lot, ' he added. "There is no truth to any suggestion otherwise", Kelly said. "She said, 'Dad, i want to go to Washington". But several former officials from Republican and Democratic administrations have raised concerns over his ability to do his job without top secret clearance.

An interim clearance has given him access to closely guarded information, including the presidential daily brief, the intelligence summary Trump receives every day.

At one time his portfolio expanded to include the US relationships with China and Japan and a host of domestic priorities, including infrastructure, trade and economic development. Nobody ever reports that.

Kelly's change only applies to clearances for access to the apex of the classification pyramid - top secret and sensitive compartmented information - not to lower-level clearances required to handle secret or confidential information.

But Kushner is family, and Trump will be the ultimate referee in this fight. Porter has denied the allegations.

Kelly a week ago set Friday as the deadline for adjudicating the cases of Kushner and others in clearance limbo.

CNN reported Thursday that Kushner's clearance to see top secret information on a long-term basis is being held up by Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

In the call, Rosenstein did not say whether the information that had come to the attention of the Justice Department was learned by the FBI in its standard background clearance investigation of White House staff members.

Federal law enforcement agencies conduct extensive background checks on White House staff to ensure that they can be trusted with the government's secrets, and are not susceptible to blackmail by foreign powers.


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