Kushner also reportedly met with Citigroup's chief executive, Michael L. Corbat, at the White House. In Kushner's case, a permanent clearance wasn't coming anytime soon; according to the Washington Post, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had warned the White House on February 9 that recent revelations in Kushner's background investigation "could be an obstacle to his clearance process". A White House official confirmed to The Associated Press that Kelly's order has been implemented.
The changes would "not affect Mr Kushners ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the president".
"Yeah", Drucker replied. "So to step back for a second, when Jared Kushner joined the White House a little over a year ago, he quit his job as chief executive officer of Kushner Companies, but for the most part, he held onto his ownership stake in Kushner Companies".
Kushner's portfolio once included the USA relationships with China and Japan and a host of domestic priorities, including infrastructure, trade and economic development.
Among those countries were the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, Israel and Mexico, the Post reported.
Kushner's relations with foreign government officials is a key reason why he's been unable to obtain permanent security clearance, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The issue of foreign officials talking about their meetings with Kushner and their perceptions of his vulnerabilities was a subject raised in McMaster's daily intelligence briefings, according to the current and former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters. As president, Trump could grant Kushner a full security clearance on his own authority.
We know that his businesses have had multiple bankruptcies.
The official said Kushner's conversations themselves were not surveilled, but details about what was discussed in meetings with the president's son-in-law came from surveillance conducted on certain foreign individuals overseas. At this point, it'd probably be kinder to give Kushner the boot to prevent himself from getting in any more trouble, but if there's one thing we've learned about this White House, it's that the occupants believe the rules don't apply to them. In some cases, the intelligence revealed discrepancies in the information Kushner disclosed on his security clearance application about foreign contacts, the official said.
We don't know whether he had any role during the campaign in soliciting help from or working in concert with Russians to sway the election, although he did attend - along with Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. - the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Kremlin-linked lawyer.
Signature, a NY state-chartered bank, said in an email that, with the permission of its client, it could state that "the Kushner Family and Kushner Co have been clients since 2010".
Although Kushner stepped down as the company's CEO in 2017, after Trump was sworn in to the office, the business still remains in his family and reports suggest he is still invested in the company's business dealings. "That is a real liability when intelligence services are driving a lot of the information". With a secret clearance, he would still have access to intelligence assessments, but not necessarily the information behind why the USA knows what is being shared with him. It includes highly classified intelligence analysis, information about CIA covert operations and reports from the most sensitive USA sources or those shared by allied intelligence agencies.
Despite the clearance downgrade, the president has the unilateral authority to share classified information as he sees fit, including with his son-in-law. Porter resigned after reports surfaced that his two ex-wives had accused him of domestic abuse.
Early previous year, a private equity billionaire started paying regular visits to the White House. The presidential aide has been forced to repeatedly correct omissions in his "SF-86", the government form used to apply for clearances, as well as in his financial disclosure forms.
The plan, dubbed the "ultimate deal", will reportedly include the creation of a new Palestinian capital on the outskirts of Jerusalem and allocate just over 50% of the West Bank to Palestinians, according to previously leaked reports.