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Jared Kushner Clears a Big FBI Milestone

Presidential son-in-law receives his permanent security clearance
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2018 2:38 PM CDT
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(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 the FBI recently completed its background check into Kushner's financial history and foreign business dealings and found no red flags, reports the Washington Post.

"As we stated before, his application was properly submitted, reviewed by numerous career officials and underwent the normal process," says Kushner attorney Abbe Lowell. "Having completed all of these processes, he’s looking forward to continuing to do the work the president has asked him to do.” Lowell also revealed that Kushner has voluntarily sat for two long interviews with Robert Mueller's team, answering questions about Michael Flynn and Kushner's work on the campaign and in the White House. (Read more Jared Kushner stories.)

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