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Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance

24 May 2018

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, spent almost seven hours with special counsel Robert Mueller's team earlier this year for a second interview, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed Wednesday to ABC News.

Mr. Kushner's F.B.I. background checks had dragged on for a year.

It was revealed in February that Kushner had been operating with an interim security clearance for more than a year.

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been granted permanent security clearance.

Kushner was considered one of various White Home aides that had been working within the administration with out a everlasting safety clearance for the higher a part of a yr.

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Kushner sat down with investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller for at least the second time last month, said a source familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the criminal investigation.

Lowell said that Kushner answered all questions that were asked. That first session was reportedly limited to questions about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, who later was charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Abbe Lowell, an attorney for Kushner, confirmed his client had now completed the security clearance process.

According to the person, Mueller's team did not ask questions about Kushner's business or finances, including his family's real estate company.

"A year ago, Jared was one of the first to voluntarily cooperate with any investigation into the 2017 campaign and related topics", Lowell said. He could lose his clearance tomorrow if he is indicted.

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Kushner had been relegated to pushing Middle East diplomacy without a "Top Secret/SCI" clearance since the end of February.

"I will let General Kelly make that decision", Trump told reporters.

Career officials approved the clearance following the background check, the newspaper reported. Then, in June, Kushner filed a third addendum acknowledging a meeting he had in June 2016 at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Some had expected Kushner might not receive a permanent clearance for the duration of Mueller's investigation.

But Kushner's access eventually drew significant scrutiny because of a number of errors on his security clearance forms, including dozens of foreign contacts he had failed to disclose.

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Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance