President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has had his interim high-level security clearance downgraded, according to news reports.
Kushner was just one of an unknown number of White House officials who had their clearances downgraded until their background checks are fully completed.
The security clearance of White House officials recently came under scrutiny following the scandal surrounding the spousal abuse claims against former White House staff secretary, Rob Porter. Porter did not have a security clearance because of the allegations lodged against him.
Kushner has had interim security clearance since Trump was elected, but has had to amend his security clearance questionnaire multiple times after making a number of omissions.
According to the BBC, the head of the National Background Investigations Bureau told Congress last year that he has “never seen that level of mistakes” on any security clearance application.
The White House maintains that the downgrade will not affect Kushner’s ability to do his job as a White House advisor.
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