Trump adviser Jared Kushner gets permanent security clearance

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The FBI has now finished their file on Kushner and delivered it to the White House personnel security office, according to Fox News.

The wealthy NY real estate developer had to refile the national security questionnaire required of all prospective White House employees after making a number of omissions.

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has had his top security clearance restored, US media report.

A background check of Kushner run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation took more than a year to clear. Back in March, 25 House Democrats called for the president's aide to either resign or get the ax after officials from Qatar claimed they could prove that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) influenced Kushner, which, in turn, resulted in President Donald Trump endorsing a Qatari blockade. "Having completed these processes, Mr. Kushner is looking forward to continuing the work the president has asked him to do", said Kushner attorney Abbe Lowell.

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His temporary clearance was suspended by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in February along with other officials operating under temporary clearances as part of measures to tighten procedures after White House staff secretary Rob Porter was sacked when his two ex-wives raised charges of domestic abuse.

Lowell said that Kushner answered all questions that were asked.

Career officials approved the clearance following the background check, the newspaper reported.

His financial situation has since improved markedly. He said career staff at the White House and in an intelligence agency, typically the CIA, generally make the decisions about restoring a clearance.

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The person familiar with the matter confirmed that Kushner was granted a top-secret clearance.

That hurdle caused part of the delay in finalizing Kushner's clearance, the official said Wednesday.

Whether the restoration of Kushner's clearance is somehow related to his cooperation with Mueller is not immediately clear. Even without a permanent clearance, the president's son-in-law had been allowed to see materials, including the president's daily brief, that are among the most sensitive in government. He submitted another addendum in mid-May 2017 detailing more than 100 calls or meetings with representatives of more than 20 countries.

Kushner - the point of contact for foreign officials during the campaign and transition - was also alluded to, though not by name, in Flynn's guilty plea as a transition team official who encouraged Flynn to contact foreign government officials, about a U.N. Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements.

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