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.