The President pushed harder for his son-in-law to get a clearan

The President pushed harder for his son-in-law to get a clearan

ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b

ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu

rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform

ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com

mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro

cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo

rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti

on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.

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