Trump son-in-law Kushner gets security clearance back

Jared Kushner senior White House adviser at the White House in Washington

Jared Kushner senior White House adviser at the White House in Washington

Abbe Lowell, an attorney for Kushner, confirmed his client had now completed the security clearance process. "Since then, he has continued this complete cooperation, providing a large number of documents and sitting for hours of interview with congressional committees and providing numerous documents and sitting for two interviews with the Office of Special Counsel", Lowell said in a statement.

"His application was properly submitted, reviewed by career officials, and went through the normal process", said Lowell.

"Having completed all of these processes, he's looking forward to continuing to do the work the president has asked him to do".

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The news comes as Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, lost access to sensitive intelligence in February because he was never permanently cleared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was operating on an interim security clearance, which only gave him access to "secret" level intelligence, The NYT reported.

The granting of the security clearance suggests that investigators' scrutiny of Kushner has decreased significantly.

Last February, Kushner lost the temporary top secret clearance he had enjoyed since Trump came into power in January 2017, and his access to sensitive intelligence information was curtailed, although he did retain a lower clearance level, that of "secret".

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Some had expected Kushner might not receive a permanent clearance for the duration of Mueller's investigation. Lowell said that akin to other staff members of the White House who have reportedly attempted to answer all questions posed by the special prosecutor's team, Kushner did everything in his power to answer truthfully and expedite the "conclusion of the investigations".

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.

Kushner later updated the questionnaire multiple times to account for all relevant meetings, including "over 100 calls or meetings with representatives of more than 20 countries", Gorelick told ABC News. But those were not the only issues delaying Kushner's clearance.

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Kushner attended a meeting in June 2016 with a Russian at Trump Tower during the campaign in an attempt to get disparaging information on Hillary Clinton, and he attempted to set up a "back channel" to the Kremlin during the presidential transition. Matt Zapotosky covers the Justice Department for The Washington Post's national security team.

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