It’s not a great week for the First Daughter and her husband. They continue to face allegations and and investigations. The House Oversight Committee has already obtained documents from a White House source relating to security clearances for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
The Trump administration would not provide the House Oversight Committee the documents in question, but a senior Democratic aide involved in handling the documents revealed they had already been leaked to the committee, according to a news source.
The HOC in early February obtained the leaked documents in question. They give details about the entire process from the Spring of 2017 to the Spring 2018, for granting clearances to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. These clearances were given even over objections by intelligence officials.
The senior Democratic revealed to the press that two committee staffers described the leaked documents as “part of the puzzle” they had sought from the White House.
“So we appreciate having this upfront,” the aide said to the media.
One document shows how Kushner’s clearance was changed from interim status in September 2017 to “interim Top Secret.”
“Per conversation with WH counsel the clearance was changed to interim Top Secret until we can confirm that the DOJ or someone else actually granted a final clearance,” the document says. “This action was taken out of an abundance of caution because the background investigation has not been completed.”
His clearance was downgraded Feb. 23, 2018, at the direction of then-chief of staff John Kelly, from “Interim Secret,” according to the document.
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