Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, leaves the Hart Senate Office Building after an interview with Senate Intelligence Committee staff on July 24. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
White House aides are not disputing reports that Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, no longer has a top-secret security clearance, limiting the amount of sensitive information he can view.
Kushner, a senior White House adviser to his father-in-law, has had an interim clearance at the TS/SCI, or “Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information,” level since Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. Chief of Staff John Kelly, however, has downgraded Kushner’s interim clearance to the “Secret” level as part of a West Wing crackdown on interim clearances.