Kushner loses access to top-secret intelligence

Source: Politico | February 27, 2018 | Eliana Johnson and Andrew Restuccia

A memo sent Friday downgraded the presidential son-in-law and adviser and other White House aides who had been working on interim clearances.

Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has had his security clearance downgraded — a move that will prevent him from viewing many of the sensitive documents to which he once had unfettered access.

Kushner is not alone. All White House aides working on the highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level — were informed in a memo sent Friday that their clearances would be downgraded to the Secret level, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.

The SCI acronym stands for sensitive compartmentalized information, a category of information that comes from sensitive intelligence sources and must be walled off.

The memo was not signed by chief of staff John Kelly, but it comes as the retired Marine general and other top White House aides are grappling with the fallout of a scandal involving former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, which revealed that dozens of White House aides had yet to receive permanent clearances but nonetheless had access to some of the country’s deepest secrets.

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    If they hadn’t been caught with the Porter incident this would still be going on. More stupidity from this administration. And trying to fix this now is like closing the barn door after the horse already got out.

    Both of the Kushners had no business in the WH and it should have been stopped. Neither of them have the experience needed for the roles they are playing there and I believe that all of the Trump family is using Donald’s presidency to increase their wealth.

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