'DID give order for Kushner's security clearance' after Ivanka said he ...

Donald 'DID order former chief of staff John F. Kelly to give his son-in-law Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance' - after the president denied it happened and Ivanka said he had 'zero involvement' overruled intelligence officials concerns to get the clearance, reports say He had denied ever getting involved with the process in an interview in January And daughter Ivanka also said her husband went through the standard process But Kelly is said to have sent an internal memo saying he was 'ordered'  Presidents do have the power to assign top-level security clearances to aides  But Kushner's security clearance was initially declined by two security officials Problems in his initial background check stalled his application in 2017 He is now cleared for 'Top Secret' information 

By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:59 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 00:59 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Donald did order former chief of staff John F. Kelly to give his son-in-law Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance, according to reports. 

The president denied ever getting involved with the process in an interview just last month. His eldest daughter Ivanka also said her husband through the standard process. 

But The New York Times now reports overruled intelligence officials concerns to get the clearance.  

The former White House chief of staff John F. Kelly is even said to have sent an internal memo about being 'ordered' to give Mr. Kushner the top-secret clearance.

Donald Trump , right, is said to have ordered former chief of staff John F. Kelly to give his son-in-law Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance, according to new reports

Donald , right, is said to have ordered former chief of staff John F. Kelly to give his son-in-law Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance, according to new reports

Problems in Jared Kushner's initial background check stalled his application in 2017

His wife Ivanka said 'the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance, zero'

Problems in Jared Kushner's initial background check stalled his application in 2017. But his wife Ivanka, right, said 'the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance, zero'

In January had said: 'I was never involved with the security. I know that he — you know, just from reading — I know that there was issues back and forth about security for numerous people, actually. But I don't want to get involved in that stuff.'

Then just days later Ivanka claimed: 'There

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