New Security Permit Policy Does Not Affect Kushner's Work

The White House says new rules on high-level security clearance that will come into force on Friday will not affect the work of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.

Donald Trump's son-in-law has been in office for more than a year with the White House using a temporary security clearance, and his position gave him access to some of the most sensitive information, including daily security annotations for the president.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly announced last week that the new policy would revoke the temporary security clearance from those who currently have access to high-level security systems.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday (20/2), the change will not affect Kushner.

 White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answered a reporter's question in the White House, Washington DC, Tuesday (20/2).

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answered a reporter's question in the White House, Washington DC , Tuesday (20/2).

"The new policy enacted will not affect the precious work that Jared Kushner currently does, will continue to do his job, and will continue to be treated as a valuable member of the team," Sanders said. [19659002] Kushner's work covers many things, from the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to ensuring the federal government operates more efficiently, and working on the North American Free Trade Agreement [ab/lt]

Russia Will Try to Affect the Election of Congress

Just a few weeks before the preliminary election of members of Congress, high intelligence officials of the United States reminded that Russia seemed to want to disrupt this year's election as well as in the 2016 presidential election.

The head of the major intelligence agency to the Senate Intelligence Commission on Tuesday (13/2), that Moscow sees the intermediate election as an opportunity to execute influential operations.

"Minimum, we suspect Russia will continue to use propaganda, social media and other means to influence and tackle social divisions and politics in America, "said Dan Coats, Director of the National Intelligence Agency.

The interruption was held Nov. 6, while the earliest primaries were held March 6.

Last month, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he expected Russia to interfere with elections interrupt. He reiterated his forecast on Tuesday. [al]