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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:11 PM

CNN Exclusive: At least 100 White House officials served with 'interim' security clearances until No

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Nearly a year into President Donald Trump's administration, senior-level staffers -- including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Rob Porter -- remained on interim clearances even as other senior advisers were granted full security access, according to information obtained by CNN from a US government official.

Having interim clearance can hamper a staffer's ability to perform essential functions of the job, a former administration official said. It requires those with full permanent clearances to remain vigilant about what information is shared with those still operating on an interim basis.

There were more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office of the President who were operating on interim clearances more than a year after Trump was elected, according to the information.

It's not clear which of those staffers gained full clearances in the three months since the information was produced in November. It is also unclear whether the delay is the result of a bureaucratic backlog or potential complications in the background of these aides.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/politics/security-clearances-white-house/index.html



Why would Mr. & Mrs. Russian Oligarch have trouble getting security clearance?

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Reply CNN Exclusive: At least 100 White House officials served with 'interim' security clearances until No (Original post)
MelissaB Feb 2018 OP
wishstar Feb 2018 #1
groundloop Feb 2018 #2
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #3
bitterross Feb 2018 #6
underpants Feb 2018 #4
Sneederbunk Feb 2018 #5
MelissaB Feb 2018 #7
Glimmer of Hope Feb 2018 #8
UpInArms Feb 2018 #9
Grammy23 Feb 2018 #12
politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2018 #10
DoctorJoJo Feb 2018 #11
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #14
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #13
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2018 #15

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:20 PM

1. People with experience at FBI/WH say that FBI expedites WH security clearances

so having so many staffers serving so long without having full clearances is unusual as FBI expedites for WH staff compared to other government positions. But people like Ivanka and Jared who were caught not disclosing conflicts of interest, foreign contacts and financial matters and who are under FBI investigation will never get full clearances.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:24 PM

2. They'll never get full clearance, but I bet they have full access to evertyhing

A little annoyance like the law won't stop 45* from doing what the hell ever he wants.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:25 PM

3. Trump would've never been granted a clearance with all of his bankruptcies. He got his by default

of his position. The irony.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:16 PM

6. 45's the least deserving of a clearance.

He's already blown it several times. It will only get worse.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:37 PM

4. From earlier today. I think they may have just stopped in

Internally because they didn't like the results they were getting

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210229205

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:07 PM

5. The Administration again confirms that it is one sloppy operation.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:28 PM

7. Partial list of W.H. officials lacking permanent security clearances as of November 2017, per NBC Ne

Partial list of W.H. officials lacking permanent security clearances as of November 2017, per NBC News:

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:23 PM

8. Tomorrow someone should ask Sarah whats up with her clearance. tia!

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:33 PM

9. This 👆🏼

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:59 PM

12. Someone in the White House should have been asking what the hold up was.


But apparently it wasn’t a big concern for anyone.

I have a feeling that if anyone asks Sarah what’s the deal with her security clearance he or she will get a very ugly reply. Watch her curl her lips and and keep her head down as she rereads word for word what her official statement is. And she will be happy to tell you she has nothing further to add.

Nobody does righteous indignation like Sarah.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:52 PM

10. That's a damn shame. If they don't have it by now, chances are they aren't going to get one.

All those people who don't have one after more than a year, likely won't be getting one. They need to be gone, yesterday. Everyone on that list is dispensable. There is someone else available that is capable of doing each of their jobs, AND is capable of passing a background investigation. They may not be willing to take a loyalty oath to the Dotard, but then again, that was not required in the first place.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:33 PM

11. I Held A TS/SCI Clearance For Over 20 Years With The AF, ....

... and I know what a thorough process it is. It also requires random drug testing, a not too pleasant, but necessary, security provision. Can you imagine a drug testing monitor showing up in the Oval Office to collect The Dumpster's pee? Especially soon after one of his many nose sniffing exhibitions!

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:47 AM

14. Had TS/EAP, but only for 9 years...very elaborate process - fingerprints, criminal background check,

spoke with my coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, ex-bosses, ran credit checks. I'm just a simple everyday person and it took at least 3 months to get the TS

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 06:46 AM

13. "vigilant"? HA!

I seriously doubt this gang of thieves are vigilant about anything other than scheming for their own enrichment. They haven't shown any competence or concern about governing, properly or otherwise.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 08:50 PM

15. And who else has a bit of skepticism about how "vigilant" the full-clearance staff will be?

And, by "bit of skepticism", I obviously mean "don't believe it for a second."

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