President Donald Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, loses the access to the most sensitive and secret information of America, which are provided daily to the president during the so-called “Daily Info of the President.”
According to sources Kushner, who has been unable to obtain a full security certificate for more than a year, has lost the privilege to be present in secret information sessions for weeks now.
A third officer, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said that “Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein has recently provided new information to the White House legal advisor, Don McGahn”, which led to a breakdown of Mr. Kushner’s request for security clearance.
Details about the content of the information are not known.
It is not clear whether Mr. Kushner’s participation in the President’s daily briefing or even if he will be allowed in the near future. Such thing requires not only the highest security clearance, but also the right to access secret information that is stored and guarded even more intensely.
Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said through a statement that “Mr. Kushner has done everything he is was asked to do.”
“According to what I know, there are other individuals at the same level as Mr. Kushner’s whose security certificates have been delayed. Such a thing is not uncommon for a new administration, delays are being looked into and will be expedited”. said Lowell.
The file containing the President’s Daily Information or briefings, is distributed to only a small group of senior officials.
It contains sensitive intelligence analysis, information about CIA’s secret operations and some of the most secret sources of the US government, and information transmitted by allied intelligence services.
This issues and concerns with the White House security clearances, came out this month, when it was discovered that Mr. Rob Porter had worked for a year with a temporary clearance. Even though there were formal complaints from his former wives for domestic violence.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.