Trump pressures for clearance Ivanka

Wed, 6 Mar 2019 05:52:26 +0100

WASHINGTON, 6 MAR - Donald Trump put pressure on the then head of staff John Kelly and on the White House lawyer Don McGhan to ensure that not only the son-in-law Jared Kushner but also his daughter Ivanka obtained security clearance for top secret information, despite the concerns expressed by the personnel office. CNN reveals this.
The US president has the legal authority to grant the clearance but insisted with Kelly and McGhan not to make it appear that he had interfered in the process in favor of his family. After both refused, the tycoon acted alone. The House Supervisory Committee, by a democratic majority, has already opened a dossier on the clearance to Kushner.