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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy 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 Trump2020 is not a family affair, for a change Katy Tur says it is 'shameful' that Congress hasn't passed new family leave law OPIC should strengthen US-Argentine partnership with Vaca Muerta deal 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 - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan Arrests at southern border drop to 64K in August MORE, Ivanka's husband.

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