Tough Love? Jared Kushner Gets His Security Clearance Downgraded.
By: Anna Gibson
Jared Kushner is feeling serious tough love from his Father in Law, President Trump. His
position as SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) has now been demoted to Secret level.
For the past few weeks, Kushner has been denied access to highly classified intelligence briefing
and has been cut off from Trump’s Presidential Daily Briefings. According to CNN, Kushner
“will not ask for special permission.” He’s not the only one getting downgraded, all White House
aides who were working on high-level interim clearances also had their access demoted to a
Secret level. To break things down, White House aids who had not been cleared, had access to
some of the United States deepest secrets.
That same day, Trump said he will leave John Kelly (his chief of staff) to decide what happens to
Kushner and in a statement made by John Kelly last week, he made it clear Kushner would be
able to continue his duties at the White House, "As I told Jared days ago, I have full confidence in his ability to continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including overseeing our Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and serving as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico.”
As this is an ongoing case, we will keep our readers updated.