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Questions and answers about security clearances

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WASHINGTON - Rob Porter, who resigned as President Donald Trump's staff secretary following allegations of spousal abuse, was one of as many as two dozen senior White House officials, including the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who hold interim security clearances.
Kushner is still working without a permanent security clearance, according to an administration official familiar the process but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
Interim clearances are routinely issued - some because of a massive government backlog of hundreds of thousands of security clearance reviews.
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Rob Porter reportedly said in an off-the-record meeting the White House arranged that his ex-wife's black eye was from a fall

Rob Porter reportedly said in an off-the-record meeting the White House arranged that his ex-wife's black eye was from a fall

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Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, met quietly with reporters last week to explain his side of allegations that he abused his two ex-wives.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly arranged the meeting after photos surfaced of Porter's ex-wife with a black eye.
Porter told the reporters that his ex-wife had received the black eye from a fall following an argument they had over a Venetian glass vase, according to Politico.
Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, told reporters during an off-the-record meeting last week that one of his...
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‘You got burned': 'Fox & Friends' has been slamming the White House on Rob Porter all week

‘You got burned': 'Fox & Friends' has been slamming the White House on Rob Porter all week

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"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade has been uncharacteristically hostile toward President Donald Trump over the last two days regarding the White House's response to the resignation of former staff secretary Rob Porter, who has been accused of domestic abuse.
Referring to the White House's reliance on the FBI's background check system, Kilmeade told a White House spokesperson on Tuesday, "You relied upon it and you got burned."
Kilmeade also chastised Trump for not condemning Porter publicly.
For a show that has often served as one of President Donald Trump's primary news sources and...
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