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Sunday, February 25, 2018

President Donald Trump said Friday the decision over whether to give Jared Kushner a waiver on his security clearance will be "up to" chief of staff John Kelly. ... The president's son-in-law and senior White House adviser has been working on an interim security clearance since joining the White House in January 2017, accessing sensitive information including the president's daily intelligence briefing. He is one of dozens of staffers, including his wife Ivanka, working without permanent clearance.




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The White House's handling of clearances came under scrutiny after reports that Kelly had been aware that former staff secretary Rob Porter, who was accused by his two ex-wives of verbal and physical abuse, did not have a full security clearance in part because of a previous protective order granted during one of his divorces.


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This is the sort of scndal that, had Obama done it, would have led to impeachment.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-25 10:39 AM | Reply

What? You mean you can't have all sorts of clandestine and financial dealings with Russian oligarchs and still get a security clearance? Whodathunkit? It's ridiculous that he ever even applied for one. Yet, this sold out piece of crap is privvy to classified information every single day. The Russians know everything he knows, bank on it.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-25 11:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Nepotism don't need no steenkin security clearances.
Too confining.
For looters.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-02-25 11:33 AM | Reply

Screw every GD Trump supporter.

You people are GD f%$king traitors and/or disgusting human beings.

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-02-25 01:55 PM | Reply

Just another problem Humpy created that he could also solve with the stroke of a pen.

Excellent work hiring only the best qualified people!

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-25 02:29 PM | Reply

You people are GD f%$king traitors and/or disgusting human beings.


Hang in there brother. Stay strong and fight the good fight.

It ain't over until the Fat Man sings.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-25 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You can bet that Jared plans to sell every secret he gets.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-25 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A real Hobson's Choice for John Kelly:
--Hold fast on the memo he sent out regarding security clearance, in which case Jared is out, and then so is Kelly (thanks to The Dotard, who would then reinstate his impaired son-in-law), or
--Let Jared slide and keep his position, thus blowing up Kelly's credibility, which may well cause him to be forced out, since he would be ineffective from that point on

Of course, if Trump were to get rid of Kelly because he made Jared walk the plank, and then Trump throw Jared a lifeline, Trump would allow a security problem to be openly questioned by some--but not those in the GOP, who got their tax cuts and now don't give a ---- what Trump does...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2018-02-25 08:04 PM | Reply

Kushner requests more Secret information than anyone.

I wonder how much money he's making off of it? Who he's giving it to?

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-26 02:56 PM | Reply

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