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NBC: Kushner's Security Clearance Was Rejected Twice

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:20 PM

Jared Kushner's top secret security clearance was rejected twice by White House security analysts due to concerns about potential foreign influence on him, but a supervisor overruled their recommendation, sources told NBC News.

The official, Carl Kline, also recommended Kushner for clearance to view "sensitive compartment information" (SCI), but his application was not approved after CIA officers "who make clearance decisions balked."

Kline, who became director of the personnel security office in the Executive of the President in May 2017, overruled 30 or more cases.

Per NBC, if Kushner were to receive access to SCI, he would have access to top secret information "defined as material that would cause exceptionally grave damage to national security if disclosed to adversaries."

Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser to the president, has reportedly been targeted for manipulation by foreign governments.

The report comes a day after Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told the White House the House Committee on Oversight and Reform was launching an in-depth investigation into Kushner's White House security clearance process "in response to grave breaches of national security at the highest levels of the Trump administration."

Kushner's security clearance had been downgraded in February after it was found he had not completely filled out his financial disclosure forms in his initial clearance request.

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