President Donald Trump sided with his chief of staff General John Kelly in the dispute over whether his son-in-law Jared Kushner would have access to classified information.
“I will let General Kelly make that decision and he’s going to do what’s right for the country,” Trump said.
Kelly issued a memo last week announcing that he would revoke security clearances for White House officials whose full security clearance applications have been pending since June 1, 2017.
If Kelly revokes Kushner’s clearance, he will not have access to some of the classified information contained in the presidential briefing.
The security clearance issue drew more scrutiny after White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wives accused him of abuse and he was forced to resign.