VIDEO: Ivanka Trump clarifies security clearance rumors

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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Ivanka Trump claimed that her father, President Trump, was not involved in securing top security clearances for her or her husband, Jared Kushner.

“There were anonymous leaks about there being issues. But the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband’s clearance, zero,” she told ABC’s Abby Huntsman in an interview that aired Friday. “This isn’t new. This was happening under the Obama administration, the Clinton administration.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Ivanka Trump and Kushner, who both serve as White House advisers, had operated on temporary security clearances for over a year and a half while they waited for their background checks to clear. The two were issued permanent clearances last summer.

Democratic Reps. Don Beyer (Va.) and Ted Lieu (Calif.) late last month called on acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to revoke Kushner’s security clearance, accusing the Trump administration of concealing information from Congress about security clearances.

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  1. Sofia February 9th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Near end of video Ivanka said there are “a million people in the Federal government waiting to get their permanent clearance”. That is shocking. The Federal gov has gotten too big, and why should any of these ppl hv a permanent clearance? Maybe permanent but is revocable (I don’t know maybe it is). Why in heck does it take so long & why so many waiting? Cant be that many new ppl come in w/each president… her statement doesn’t make any sense so what’s the story?


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