Multiple people working at the White House today have not had a complete security clearance and yet they are allowed to see classified documents. One of those people is Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has been operating under a temporary clearance for the past year while the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducts a background investigation.
The White House announced on Tuesday that even if Kushner fails to obtain a security clearance he will continue his role as senior White House adviser.
That puts the country’s national security at risk. Kushner is a businessman and many of his companies are under investigation right now. Bloomberg reported on Monday that Kushner’s companies have been subpoenaed by the IRS for information regarding their lenders and investments.
Kushner could easily be blackmailed by foreign countries if he continues to work at the White House. But according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kushner will continue the work he has been doing the past year whether he gets a full security clearance or not.