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Kelly Orders Changes to White House Security Clearances

White House chief of staff John Kelly has approved an overhaul of how the White House handles temporary security clearances after facing bipartisan pressure in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal. Porter, the former White House staff secretary, had been allowed access to highly classified information via an interim security …

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John Kelly overhauls White House security clearances

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is overhauling the Trump administration’s security clearance process for staff. The decision comes in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal and amid reports that dozens of White House officials, including Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, still lack long-term security clearances even as Trump …

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Chief of Staff Orders an Overhaul for Security Clearances

In a statement released Friday, Abbe D. Lowell, Mr. Kushner’s lawyer, declined to say whether his client would still have a security clearance, saying only that “the new policy announced by Mr. Kelly will not affect Mr. Kushner’s ability to continue to do the very important work he has been …

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