Jared Kushner has security clearance restored, lawyer says

Kushner President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has been granted permanent security cleara

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has finally been granted permanent security clearance, according to The New York Times.

Kushner had reportedly been operating on an interim clearance for more than a year, while he managed a vast portfolio ranging from relations with Mexico to Middle East peace.

Kushner was stripped of his interim clearance in February amid an overhaul of procedures governing access to the nation's most sensitive secrets following the resignation of Rob Porter, the President's staff secretary, who had been allowed to remain in his post for months despite allegations of spouse abuse.

Jared Kushner walks out after President Trump spoke at the White House on May 18.

Separately, Mr Lowell told CNN that his client was grilled for a second time for seven hours by Mr Mueller's investigators last month.

Lowell said Kushner answered all questions and "is looking forward to continuing the work the president has asked him to do". It was limited to questions about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, who later was charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said Mueller's probe did not delay the process.

According to the person, Mueller's team did not ask questions about Kushner's business or finances, including his family's real estate company.

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.

"With respect to the information about his everlasting safety clearance, as we said earlier than, his utility was correctly submitted, reviewed by profession officers, and went by way of the traditional course of".

Zaid said he presumed Kushner received a permanent top-secret clearance with access to secure compartmented information (SCI) - the clearance usually needed to review the highly classified intelligence presented each day in the president's daily brief. Others to speak with the special counsel included former chief strategist Steve Bannon, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and former White House communications director Hope Hicks.

Whether the restoration of Kushner's clearance is somehow related to his cooperation with Mueller is not immediately clear. Then, in June, Kushner filed a third addendum acknowledging a meeting he had in June 2016 at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

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