President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, was reportedly denied security clearance last year over concerns of foreign influence and private business interests, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The Post, citing people familiar with the situation, identified Kushner as the “Senior White House Official 1” identified in House Oversight Committee documents released this week.
According to the documents, the individual was denied security clearance initially by career officials before being overruled by Carl Kline, who headed the White House’s personnel security office at the time.
The New York Times reported in February that Trump ordered Kushner be given top-secret security clearances despite concerns raised by the intelligence community.
Cummings’s memo did not mention Kushner or any other specific individuals, but Reuters reported Monday that Kushner and his wife, Ivanka are among the individuals who received clearance despite warnings from experts.