Jared Kushner Granted Permanent Security Clearance After FBI Background Check

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"His application was properly submitted, reviewed by career officials and went through the normal process", attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement.

Factors including Kushner's involvement in events under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his lack of candor in reporting his foreign contacts on the initial clearance form also reportedly contributed to the removal.

"In each occasion, he answered all questions asked and did whatever he could to expedite the conclusion of all the investigation", Lowell said.

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Kushner had previously met with Mueller's team in November of past year. His interview lasted more than six hours.

Lowell told Newsweek that Kushner was one of the first to cooperate in any investigation involving the Trump campaign.

The second, which occurred in April of this year, focused on the campaign, the transition and other topics, including the circumstances of the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the source said, adding that there were no questions about Kushner's financial dealings or his family business.

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"Since then, he has continued this complete cooperation, providing a large number of documents and sitting for hours of interviews with congressional committees and providing numerous documents and sitting for two interviews with the Office of Special Counsel".

In addition to Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, other countries like the United Arab Emirates and Qatar drew close to the Trump team, including a series of high-profile meetings during the transition that have attracted scrutiny from investigators. Kushner was with President Donald Trump while Trump deliberated Comey's fate, during a critical weekend at his golf club Bedminster in May 2017, and he urged his father-in-law to fire Comey.

Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser on the Middle East and other issues, was among many White House advisers who had been operating for months without full security clearances. Kushner previously spoke with investigators in November and was primarily asked about matters involving former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The classified materials included Trump's daily intelligence briefing.

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As the application process was pending, Kushner's "top secret/sensitive compartmented information" access was downgraded in February when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ordered that officials with interim clearances be cut off if they hadn't received permanent clearances.

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