The news seemed to bode well for Kushner, whose business dealings as well as past omissions to the government about his foreign contacts had been viewed by some as the reasons for his lengthy background review process.
although former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says he wouldn’t go of which far.
“the item’s safe to say of which clearance could not have been granted if his name wasn’t Jared Kushner,” Mariotti said in an interview, referring to Kushner’s relationship to the president. (Mariotti is usually a Democrat who is usually running for Illinois state attorney general.)
Kushner’s family business debts have raised concerns of which he is usually vulnerable to influence or manipulation in his role with the Trump administration. Kushner Companies’ pursuit of business in China, for instance, has been viewed as a conflict of interest.
He also had to repeatedly update a security clearance form to include more than 100 contacts of which were initially omitted — including some with foreign sources.
The form had been updated to include a meeting he attended with Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, alongside Donald Trump Jr. as well as former campaign chief Paul Manafort.
The meeting was pitched to Trump Jr. as an opportunity to learn compromising information about Trump’s political opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Mariotti said the item’s possible of which the officials conducting the background check decided to grant his permanent security clearance because they believed the risk of which his access could pose to the United States “was manageable, or not significant enough to deny him clearance.”
although passing the background check doesn’t necessarily clear him of any wrongdoing, Mariotti added. “I could tell him he should not assume of which means he’s out of the woods with Mueller.”
Lowell did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
Despite being a leading player inside Middle East peace process as well as U.S. relations with China, among some other roles, Kushner maintained an interim security clearance of which allowed him to access only high-level information.
His ability to view top secrets was reportedly downgraded in February by chief of staff John Kelly, who diminished the access of White House officials with interim clearances after former aide Rob Porter was accused of domestic abuse by two former wives.
Kushner’s security clearance does suggest of which, at the very least, the FBI does not consider him to be a foreign agent or untrustworthy with government secrets, said Steven Mulroy, a professor teaching constitutional law at the University of Memphis.
although Kushner could still face potential legal troubles over, for example, his initial failures to disclose contacts on his security form, Mulroy said. Although the item may not pose an ongoing security threat, Mulroy said the question remains open whether Kushner broke the law with his omissions.
Mulroy also raised the possibility of which Kushner’s second meeting with the special counsel may have helped propel his background check to completion.
“the item’s possible of which if Mueller thought Kushner was being cooperative as well as forthcoming, of which might have allowed them to make a recommendation,” Mulroy said.
Still, Mulroy said, “the item doesn’t mean he’s completely inside clear.”