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Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgraded

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President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has had his White House security clearance downgraded, US media are reporting.

Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, had been receiving top-secret security briefings.

However, background checks into Mr Kushner had still not been completed, so he had interim clearance only.

He and other White House aides who have yet to receive permanent clearance will not now get top-secret briefings.

Mr Kushner had access to the President’s Daily Brief, a secret intelligence report.

The moves were confirmed by Mr Kushner’s lawyer to Politico, and by two unnamed officials to the Reuters news agency.

It comes as the White House moves to impose greater discipline on access to secrets.

Mr Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka, was given a wide brief in his role as a White House adviser despite a lack of political experience. He was tasked with brokering a Middle East peace deal.

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