Mueller investigating Kushner's efforts of financing from foreign investors

President Trump’s son-in-law could find himself without access to classified White House info

Kushner holds one of these interim clearances because of mistakes he made on his forms and the complexity of his financial holdings, the Times reported last week.

In a statement later Tuesday, Kelly said he would not comment on security clearances but that he had expressed his confidence in Kushner's ability to "continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including overseeing our Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and serving as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico".

Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump have been critical of Mr. Kelly in conversations with the president, who spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., surveying people about whether he should fire his chief of staff.

A White House official told CNN that there was also an unspoken worry among several staffers that raising concerns about Porter's interim clearance would have in turn raised concerns about Kushner's similar status and prompted questions about the various issues clouding Kushner. "He continues and will continue to be a valued member of the team". Kushner has not attained a permanent security clearance since he joined the White House a year ago, and has been operating with a temporary clearance. Kelly, the Times reported, is trying to close a "loophole" in the clearance process, leading to the alleged confrontation with Kushner which Kelly has denied.

Last year, Trump said he would view any investigation of his or his family's personal finances as a "violation" by Mueller that crosses a red line.

Now Kelly, his job at risk and his reputation as an enforcer of order and discipline tarnished by the scandal, is working to revamp the security clearance process, starting with an effort to strip officials who have interim clearances of their high-level access.

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A hog-line violation followed in the second end as the Americans continued to struggle, eventually being forced to a single. Beyond the numbers, what really showed was their confidence, their belief in each other and their communication on the ice.

It is unclear why Kushner would want or need to review highly classified information.

"Everyone in the White House is grateful for these valuable contributions to furthering the President's agenda. There is no truth to any suggestion otherwise", Kelly said.

Following the departure of Trump's former staff secretary Rob Porter earlier this month following public accusations of domestic abuse, Kelly's reputation for keeping order in the White House has been under threat.

Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said that the president could intervene to over-ride his chief of staff.

Last week, National Background Investigations Bureau Director Charles Phalen told lawmakers that he had "never seen that level of mistakes" when asked about Kushner's security clearance application.

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