Trump’s son-in-law Kushner loses access to top-level security briefing:
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had his White House security clearance downgraded, US press is reporting.
Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, was getting top-level security briefings.
But, background checks into Mr Kushner had still not been completed, so he had interim clearance only.
He along with other White House aides who have yet to get permanent clearance won’t get top-level briefings.
Mr Kushner, who’s married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka, had access to the President’s Daily Brief, a secret intelligence report.
The moves were confirmed by Mr Kushner’s attorney to Politico, and by two unnamed officials to the Reuters news agency.
Politico reported that the 37-year-old was informed of this decision on Friday.
Politico quoted Mr Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell as saying that it would “not affect Mr Kushner’s ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the president”.
A spokesperson for Mr Kushner told the BBC in a statement: “Those involved in the process again have confirmed that there are dozens of people at Mr Kushner’s level whose process is delayed, that it is not uncommon for these clearance reviews to take this long in a new administration, and that the current backlogs are now being addressed.”