By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Show More Summary
A week after his chief of staff ordered an overhaul of the process for granting White House security clearances, President Donald Trump on Friday blamed an overly rigorous background vetting process for holding up the approval of his son-in-law’s permanent security clearance. “It’s a broken system and it shouldn’t take this long,” said Trump during […]
Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke is reportedly stepping down in April. Duke briefly became acting secretary of the department after John Kelly took on a new role as White House chief of staff. Duke is believed to have expressed...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump was asked whether his son-in-law Jared Kushner will be allowed to continue working at the White House under an interim security clearance. Trump said the decision on Kushner's clearance is up to chief of staffShow More Summary
Once upon a time — like last fall — many White House watchers and elected officials still clung to the belief that national security adviser H.R. McMaster and chief of staff John F. Kelly were indispensable figures in keeping President Trump from going off the deep end. The “generals,” the theory went, were a justifiable […]
The Trump White House may be about to lose two of its most important moderating influences; national security advisor H.R. McMaster and chief of staff John Kelly.
Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by...
President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly could personally stop any school shooting if he were a teacher armed with a gun. At a roundtable discussion about school violence, Trump noted Kelly was a four star general and a “tough cookie.”...
As speculation mounted earlier this month that Chief of Staff John Kelly might soon be shown the door following the Feb. 6 revelation that White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter's ex-wives exposed him as a domestic abuser, we anticipated...Show More Summary
Jared Kushner and John Kelly, White House chief of staff, are at the center of a row over whether President Donald Trump’s son-in-law should have security clearance. Kelly, who has a reputation as an enforcer and disciplinarian, is trying to have Kus… Read The post Jared Kushner Is About To Lose His Security Clearance appeared first on Towleroad.
Kushner feels he's been singled out by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The US Secret Service denied Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials over the "nuclear football" during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing in November. Show More Summary
Jared Kushner is reportedly pushing back on efforts to rein in the flow of information among White House staffers who do not have a full security clearance. The effort by White House chief of staff John Kelly is seen as a potential challenge...Show More Summary
Jared Kushner “is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle with John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, over who should be allowed to see some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets,” the [...]
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has ordered changes to the way staff gain access to America's most closely guarded secrets, after a top aide worked for months without full clearance. Kelly, a former Marine Corps general, proposed...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly has ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security clearances.
This is quite the photo. (Click the headline of this post to see full sized image.) Dan Scavino (L), White House Director of Social Media, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (2nd L), Johnny DeStefano (2nd R), Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel, and Keith Kellogg (R), Chief of Staff of the National Security Council. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The Washington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly announced Friday that beginning next week, the White House will no longer allow some employees with interim security clearances access to top-secret information — a move that could threaten the standing of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law. Show More Summary
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly announced that beginning next week, the White House will no longer allow some employees with interim security clearances access to top-secret information — a move that could threaten the standing of Jared Kushner, [...]
“The American people deserve a White House staff that meets the highest standards,” John Kelly wrote in a memo.