Trump On Kushner's Clearance: Jared's 'Outstanding,' But It's Up To John Kelly

Letter: Security clearances, lack of sanctions worrisome

And Kelly said he had "full confidence" in Kushner's "ability to continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including", which includes working on the Middle East peace process and U.S. -Mexico relations. General Kelly respects Jared a lot and General Kelly will make that call.

"I have no doubt he will make the right decision", Trump said.

In a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump also heaped praise on his daughter Ivanka's husband - who, he noted, takes no salary for his job as a top White House adviser.

Kelly also wrote that he would be curtailing "access to certain highly classified information for those individuals working with interim clearance status" unless he will grant 'only in the most compelling circumstances'.

Porter had been operating on an interim security clearance for a year before he left over allegations that he abused his ex-wives. I think he's been treated unfairly'.

The disclosure marked the latest development in an ongoing drama over Kushner's clearance, which has been held up amid questions about his background check.

Trump said he inherited a system that's broken.

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But the president has the right to override clearances and show classified information to anyone, a stipulation the rules-averse Oval Office surely knows. So that will be up to General Kelly'.

Kelly, who threatened to resign after the scandal as not to tarnished his image as a man of order and discipline, is working to renew the process of security clearance, and one of his first steps is to revoke the provisional access permits to some high officials.

White House officials have complained that they have had trouble getting information from the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation about the status of delayed clearances, including Kushner's.

A CNN legal analyst on Friday pinpointed why President Donald Trump's insistence on employing his family members in the White House has caused them so many headaches.

Kushner's application for a top-level security clearance has been held up for over a year in part because it can not be completed while the special counsel's team continues to probe Kushner's contacts with Russians and his financial dealings with foreigners, the sources said. Two people said the deputy attorney general told McGahn the Justice Department had obtained important new information, suggesting it could be an obstacle to his clearance process.

"I have definitely had cases over the years where there was a parallel criminal investigation ... that was happening at the same time as there was a clearance investigation", Zaid said. The White House has repeatedly refused to comment on the clearances of senior staffers.

As someone who meets regularly with foreign officials and reads classified intelligence, Kushner would typically have a fast-tracked background investigation, security-clearance experts said.

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