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.
"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.  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]