President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has had his White House security clearance downgraded, US media are reporting.
Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, had been receiving top-secret security briefings, but had interim clearance only.
He and other White House aides who have yet to receive permanent clearance will not now get top-secret briefings.
He had access to the President's Daily Brief, a secret intelligence report.
The moves were confirmed by Mr Kushner's lawyer to Politico, and by two unnamed officials to the Reuters news agency.
About strawberry floating time. No way should a private citizen with no policy nor political experience, who conveniently "omitted" multiple foreign business dealing, should have ever had access to Top Secret information.
I suppose this actually means little, as no doubt Trump will tell him anyway.
Just imagine trying to get information out of Trump by listening to him...
Jared: So how was that security briefing? Trump: Oh it was the best, you know they give me the most important information, it's because I'm the smartest everyone says so, they had some really important information on Russia. Jared: Oh what was it? Trump: Well you see Russia is pretty interesting, did you know Russia is the biggest country in the world? Most people don't know that. I have a great relationship with Putin, the best relationship really.
Pelloki on ghosts wrote:Just start masturbating furiously. That'll make them go away.
Hicks is apparently one of the prime Persons of Interest with regards to the obstruction of justice charges. There doesn't seem to have been any external pressure, or any rumours of a spat with Trump, that forced her to leave so it looks like she's been sacrificed to distance her from Trump when the inevitable criminal charges come her way.
Tafdolphin wrote:Hicks is apparently one of the prime Persons of Interest with regards to the obstruction of justice charges. There doesn't seem to have been any external pressure, or any rumours of a spat with Trump, that forced her to leave so it looks like she's been sacrificed to distance her from Trump when the inevitable criminal charges come her way.
There's one story that Trump attacked her yesterday, saying "how could you be so stupid" after admitting she sometimes has to tell white lies.
If Hicks now flips on Trump that will be big news.
Obviously this goes to the heart of what did Trump know and when did he know it. But if nothing else, Don Jr told a congressional committee he did not tell daddy, so this new narrative points to a crime.