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“According to all the reports I’ve read, Jared Kushner couldn’t get a TSA precheck at this point, let alone a proper White House clearance unless his father-in-law" helped, Vicky Ward, author of "Kushner, Inc," said Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber."

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Kushner has come under scrutiny after White House officials reportedly granted him a security clearance, overriding concerns from members of the intelligence community and other security officials.

The New York Times reported in February that Trump ordered Kushner be given top-secret security clearances despite those concerns. 

Additionally, The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Kushner's security clearances was denied due to concerns related to foreign influence and private business interests.

The Post identified Kushner as "Senior White House Official 1" in House Oversight and Reform Committee documents that said the individual was denied a security clearance by officials before those officials were overruled by Carl Kline, who at the time was the top official in the White House’s personnel security office. House Democrats are now fighting to bring Kline in for testimony, efforts the White House has moved to block.