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U.S. security clearance for Kushner downgraded

Jared Kushner has lost some security clearance privileges, reported Reuters news agency on Tuesday.



Eli Ridder | The Post

Jared Kushner, son-in-law of United States President Donald Trump, had his security clearance downgraded on Tuesday, reported U.S. media. 

Although he was receiving top secret security briefings at the White House as an advisor to the president, Mr. Kushner and several other aides who have not yet received permanent clearance will be now blocked from the intelligence reports.

The halt on Kushner’s access comes as the White House works to impose greater discipline on access to secrets.

Mr. Trump’s chief-of-staff, Gen. John Kelly, said earlier in February that he would work to limit the number of individuals with access to the security clearance.

Kushner, 37, was able to tap into the President’s Daily Brief, a high-clearance day-to-day report for Trump.

The development was confirmed by Kushner’s lawyer to Politico and by two unnamed officials to Reuters news agency.

More details to follow. Image of Jared Kushner from the Chicago Tribune.

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