Trump Adviser Kushner Gets Permanent Security Clearance

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner had his White House security clearance restored Wednesday a person familiar with the matter said after months of uncertainty stemming in part from his role in the ongoing

But Kushner's troubles were compounded at least in part because his initial security clearance application didn't list dozens of foreign contacts that he later included in updated submissions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Abbe Lowell, lawyer for the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, got heated Wednesday when CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked about any potential charges that Kushner may be facing following his interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

But his lawyer told The New York Times that's normal and that Kushner has fully cooperated with the special counsel's investigation.

That was not the case, the person said, adding that Mr. Kushner's clearances were approved by career officials after the completion of the F.B.I. background check and that the president was not involved in the process.

When Trump took office previous year, Kushner was granted interim clearance which allowed him to handle classified information while his background check was ongoing.

That policy was ended in February by the White House.

Porter was forced to leave the Trump Administration in disgrace when his alleged domestic abuse of multiple women was revealed to the public. Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been granted permanent security clearance.

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Neither attended the closed-door session, and "I stood outside in the hall", Rumaihi said, as the delegation went in. A prior disclosure made past year covered a 16-month period and showed $37.3 million in revenues for Mar-a-Lago.

"Since then, he has continued this complete cooperation, providing a large number of documents and sitting for hours of interviews with congressional committees and providing numerous documents and sitting for two interviews with the office of special counsel", Lowell said. "He answered all questions asked and did whatever he could to expedite the conclusion of all the investigation". "Having completed all of these processes, he's looking forward to continuing to do the work the president has asked him to do".

His financial situation has since improved markedly. The interview did not deal with Kushner's finances or his companies, Lowell said.

He said Kushner's clearance was decided by career officials in the intelligence community and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"For that job, he would normally need top secret and SCI", Zaid said.

The White House denied that the lack of a clearance would hamper Kushner's work, even though he was the White House point man on Middle East peace talks. Kushner updated the SF-86 forms once more in June to include that meeting.

Kushner's initial SF-86 form did not mention any foreign contacts, though he quickly supplemented it to indicate that he would provide that information.

Some experts said that the evolving disclosures might have been disqualifying for another person and that it could explain the delay in granting Kushner a clearance.

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