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Rosenstein Reportedly Spoke to WH 2 Weeks Ago About Issues with Kushner’s Security Clearance

With all the recent scrutiny of Jared Kushner‘s security clearance issues, a new report tonight says Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein called the White House about it mere weeks ago.

Per The Washington Post:

A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that significant information requiring additional investigation would further delay the security clearance process of senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to three people familiar with the discussion.

The Feb. 9 phone call from Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to White House Counsel Donald McGahn came amid growing public scrutiny of a number of administration officials without final security clearances.

A DOJ spokesperson gave a statement to WaPo saying, “The Deputy Attorney General has not referenced to the White House any specific concerns relating to this individual’s security clearance process.”

A report from the New York Times earlier this week said that Kushner’s “resisting” giving up his access in a clash with Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Earlier today during his press conference, President Trump was asked about this very issue and said, “General Kelly will make that call.”

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