By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com
Published: 00:59 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 00:59 GMT, 1 March 2019
Donald Trump 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 Trump 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
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 Trump 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