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Jared Kushner Clears a Big FBI Milestone

Presidential son-in-law receives his permanent security clearance

(Newser) - It took a while, but presidential son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner has received his permanent security clearance, reports the New York Times . Kushner had been stripped of his top-level clearance in February as the White House tightened policy in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal , notes CNN . But... More »

Trump's Personal Assistant Is Escorted From White House

John McEntee fired from White House post, then hired by the Trump campaign

(Newser) - Another White House departure is making headlines Tuesday, and it's one that President Trump won't be happy about. The president's personal assistant, John McEntee, was abruptly fired and escorted out of the White House over some kind of security clearance issue, reports the Wall Street Journal . White... More »

Kushner's Security Clearance Just Got More Complicated

Justice Department warns White House it needs more time to investigate

(Newser) - Jared Kushner may be a top adviser to President Trump, but his authority to view classified information is looking dicier by the day. In fact, it may already have been revoked. As part of chief of staff John Kelly's newly tightened restrictions in the wake of the Rob Porter... More »

Report: Kushner Set to Lose Access to Classified Info

He's on the wrong side of Kelly's new rules

(Newser) - White House chief of staff John Kelly's overhaul of White House clearance procedures in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal extends to all staff members—and insiders say the president's son-in-law isn't happy about it. The New York Times , citing "White House officials and others... More »

Congress Investigating the Rob Porter Mess

House panel looking into how he kept his White House job

(Newser) - Having trouble keeping track of the Rob Porter story in regard to who knew what, when? Congress is, too. The House Oversight Committee has begun an investigation into how the ousted White House staff secretary kept his high-echelon post despite police and other records spelling out abuse allegations from his... More »

FBI Chief Just Worsened White House's Rob Porter Problem

Christopher Wray's account differs with the White House version of events

(Newser) - The Rob Porter saga re-emerged front and center in Washington on Tuesday, as FBI chief Christopher Wray testified before a Senate panel. The upshot is that Wray's account suggests the White House was warned about Porter's background months before it has previously acknowledged, reports USA Today . Porter resigned... More »

Porter's Ex-Wife: Trump Called Me a Liar, 'I Forgive' Him

'The truth exists whether the president accepts it or not'

(Newser) - Jennie Willoughby wasn't surprised when President Trump implied she was lying about claims ex-husband Rob Porter abused her. Based on a Saturday tweet noting a "mere allegation" ruins the "falsely accused," Trump believes "abuse is something to be questioned and doubted" but "the truth... More »

Trump: Lives Being 'Shattered' by Assault Allegations

'There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone'

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination, adding to the tumult that has engulfed the White House, splintered staff, and imperiled chief of staff John Kelly. Trump vented in a tweet that appeared to take... More »

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