Trump pressured White House officials to grant Ivanka security clearance: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE pressured his former chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and former White House counsel Donald McGahnDonald (Don) F. McGahnAmerica has no time to wait for impeachment Election agency limps into 2020 cycle The Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst MORE to grant his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpLiberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow Ivanka Trump's women's initiative unveils million in new grants The Hill's Morning Report - House Democrats clash over next steps at border MORE a security clearance over their recommendations, according to a new report.

CNN reported Tuesday citing three people familiar with the matter that the president’s decision to intervene in his daughter’s security clearance process "rankled" White House officials.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN, "We don't comment on security clearances."

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"We cannot respond to every anonymous source," she added to the network when asked for comment.

The report comes days after The New York Times reported that Trump intervened to secure a top-secret security clearance for his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates House Judiciary to vote to authorize subpoenas for Trump officials, immigration documents MORE, Ivanka's husband.

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