President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, has reportedly had his access to secret material downgraded.
Kushner had held a Top Secret clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information.
Now his status has been reduced to "Secret," which restricts the amount of material he can access, according to NPR.
Politico reports, that Kushner was operating under an interim security clearance for about a year and had his access to the highly classified briefing cut off in the past few weeks.
His former “Top Secret / sensitive compartmentalized information” status gave him virtually unfettered access.
Kushner had access to the President's Daily Brief, a secret intelligence report, which is distributed to a small number of top-level U.S. officials.
It includes highly classified intelligence analysis, information about CIA covert operations and reports from the most sensitive U.S. sources or those shared by allied intelligence agencies.
Chief of Staff John Kelly ordered that White House officials with interim clearances pending since before June 1, 2017, lose their access to the nation’s deepest secrets if they hadn’t received permanent clearances by last Friday.
Kushner’s attorney tells the Associated Press that Kushner’s ability to do his job won’t be affected by any change to his clearance.