Officials Rejected Kushner's Bid For Top Secret Clearance, Trump Overruled Them

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Two separate security officials rejected Jared Kushner’s application for a top-secret security clearance.

According to NBC News, Jared Kushner’s application for a top-secret clearance was at first denied because of concerns with the result of his background check. The background check had apparently found issue with contacts and travelling abroad as well as his family’s business, resulting in the rejection of the application by two White House security specialists.

Despite the rejection, Carl Kline, the director of the personnel security office in the Executive Office of the President, had overruled it and granted the security clearance requested for Kushner. It was also reported that Kushner was seeking a clearance to have access to SCI, otherwise known as “sensitive compartmented information” which “makes up the government’s most sensitive secrets.”

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