Democrats get leaked documents on Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s security clearances – Washington Examiner
Someone in the White House reportedly leaked documents to House Democrats dealing with security clearances for members of President Trump’s family.
A Democratic aide responsible for handling to documents said that they provide information on the timeline of how President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump obtained security clearances.
They also explain how the final decision was made to grant those clearances, Axios reported.
Two staffers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told the top Democratic aide that they “appreciate having [the documents] upfront” because they are “part of the puzzle that we would be asking for” from the White House.
One of the documents details why Kushner’s clearance was changed to “interim” in Sept. 2017.
“Per conversation with WH counsel the clearance was changed to interim Top Secret until we can confirm that the DOJ or someone else actually granted a final clearance,” the document said. “This action was taken out of an abundance of caution because the background investigation has not been completed.”
This week, the panel requested documents regarding the Trump administration’s granting of security clearances to staffers, but the White House rejected the request.