The source said there were frustrations on both sides between Kushner and Kelly and they wanted to find a solution. He's had to amend his security clearance questionnaire several times to include meetings he's had with foreign nationals, including Russian agents. But that access could soon be cut off - unless Trump steps in with a waiver.
US President Donald Trump has said that he will not decide on the future of Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, but he'll leave the matter to his chief of staff John Kelly.
As someone who meets regularly with foreign officials and reads classified intelligence, Kushner would typically have a fast-tracked background investigation, security-clearance experts said.
In the aftermath of the Rob Porter scandal, Kelly declared that White House staffers whose security clearances have been pending since June 1 would no longer be able to see classified information. That's because sharing such information could compromise the special counsel's probe. He also ordered access to highly classified information be limited for the remaining aides with interim clearances.
White House officials had not ruled out the idea of Trump potentially using his executive authority to grant Kushner a permanent security clearance, which would circumvent the traditional process.
Porter resigned on February 7, the same week multiple news outlets ran stories in which both of his ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, including one who offered a photo of a black eye she says he gave her. Most prominent among them is Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, who has had access to some of the nation's most sensitive material for the past year while waiting for his background investigation to be completed. Subsequently, dozens of senior officials - including Kushner - were acknowledged to be working with interim clearances as the Federal Bureau of Investigation completes background checks, delayed by undisclosed problems in some cases.
Kelly a week ago set Friday as the deadline for adjudicating the cases of Kushner and others in clearance limbo. But the president is the ultimate arbiter of access to classified information, and could legally overrule any decision to deny someone a clearance. "I have no doubt he will make the right decision".
Expanding the functionality to its upgraded pair of AirPods could give consumers more reason to purchase the wireless headphones. The 2018 model may receive a "Hey, Siri" voice command, while the 2019 model may be water resistant .
There have been numerous reports in recent months of people who have been detained and deported after living in the US for years. Trump's comments came during a roundtable discussion at the White House about school safety.
The first three AT&T mobile 5G markets will be parts of Atlanta , Dallas and Waco in 2018, the company said today. Though mmWave spectrum will be used initially, other additional spectrum bands will be followed later.
Ball does not have the most handsome scoreline and will not light teams up for 40 points like other point guards in the league. I could feel [the MCL] but the doc says I can get no worse. "We've got to come out like that to start the game".
Bilbao were beaten 2-1 on the night but their 3-1 success in Russian Federation was enough to see them go through. Arsene Wenger's side now turn their attention to the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
A convicted killer's execution Thursday was overturned shortly before he was scheduled for lethal injection when Texas Gov. None of the three were unanimous decisions by the pardons and parole board, like in Whitaker's case.
The company also risks alienating homeowners, who were the first to use Airbnb and are among its fiercest advocates. Airbnb is taking on high-end luxury hotels with Airbnb Plus , a subset of homes from only the highest-rated hosts.
So why the failure to get anything done? "For the first time in a long time, I'm hopeful that things can change", she said. He says he's exploring strengthening background checks and raising the minimum age for purchasing rifles.
GOP group says Missouri governor stepping back
However Attorney General Josh Hawley states this is a serious matter, and that there is no place for party or partnership. ABC 17 News asked the Missouri GOP if it can confirm that Greitens never received money from any Soros-related groups.
Process of appointing HCs judges be expedited: SC
On Wednesday, when another land acquisition dispute came up before the apex court, a three-judge bench of Justices Madan B. A three-judge bench, by a 2:1 majority, had on February 8 declared the 2014 judgment to be " per incuriam ".
School delays Friday, a winter storm expected Saturday
A high in the low 20's will be in effect with increased winds up to 20-30mph today as the pressure gradient tightens. Authorities report snow and icy conditions on northern Arizona highways as a storm system sweeps across the region.
Local hockey players inspired by Olympic win
Down by one with less than 10 minutes to play, the US tied things up when forward Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored on a breakaway. The United States had to replace not one, two but all three of their goalies after losing gold in 2014 at Sochi.
Mary J. Blige, Common, Sufjan Stevens to perform at Oscars
Yes, the most buzzed-about awards go to actors, directors, and producers, but music continues to play a larger part each year. Keala Settle will round out the category and the live performers, delivering "This Is Me " from The Greatest Showman .
India, Canada FMs discuss issues of bilateral interests
Mr Trudeau, on a first state visit to India , said Jaspal Atwal should never have been invited to Thursday's meal. It stated that Atwal has also been photographed in India with Indian-origin Brampton South Liberal MP Sonia Sidhu.
Delhi CS Assault: IPS, IRS Officers Too Demand Action
She also said that the association will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Ram Nath Kovind to highlight the issue. The confrontation between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the bureaucracy in Delhi could not have got uglier.
Panic Button teases more Switch projects in the works
Bethesda has also added in Multiplayer Parties to make it easier for players to team up with their friends in multiplayer. The developers even made changes to the icon so that it's now much closer to what's seen on the box art for the Switch.