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Washington - Ivanka Trump Says Dad Did Not Help With Security Clearance

Published on: February 9, 2019 11:59 PM
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FILE -Ella Zande (C), a Peace Corps beneficiary from Malawi, speaks after US President Donald J. Trump (L) launched the White House global women initiative by signing a national security memorandum in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 07 February 2019. Led by First Daughter Ivanka Trump (2-R), the initiative aims to boost women's economic development globally, with emphasis on developing countries.  EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZOFILE -Ella Zande (C), a Peace Corps beneficiary from Malawi, speaks after US President Donald J. Trump (L) launched the White House global women initiative by signing a national security memorandum in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 07 February 2019. Led by First Daughter Ivanka Trump (2-R), the initiative aims to boost women's economic development globally, with emphasis on developing countries.  EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

Washington -  Ivanka Trump says her father, President Donald Trump, did not play a role in granting security clearances to her or to her husband, Jared Kushner.

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Ivanka Trump — a senior White House adviser — discussed the process during an interview on ABC’s “The View” Friday. She says “the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband’s clearance.”

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is starting an investigation into the handling of security clearances by Trump’s White House and presidential transition.

Kushner worked without a full security clearance for the first year of the administration. He was granted a full clearance in the spring of 2018 after a lengthy background check.

Trump recently told The New York Times he was not involved in issuing Kushner’s



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