US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner has been stripped of his top security clearance, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The move, which will have profound implications for the US administration, will prevent Kushner from viewing many of the sensitive documents to which he once had unfettered access, Politico reported.
The two sources, who confirmed the decision Tuesday, also said that all White House aides operating on the highest-level interim clearances received a memo saying that their clearances would be downgraded.
The February 16 memo states that the aides, previously working on “top secret/sensitive compartmented information” interim clearances saw their access changed to “secret,” meaning they now have access to far fewer government secrets.
This comes after chief of staff John Kelly previously stipulated new changes to the security clearance system.
Kelly and other top White House aides…