100+ White House officials lacked permanent clearance as of November
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More than 100 White House staffers lacked permanent security clearances as of last November, CNN reports, and its unclear whether those officials have gained clearance since. They included Jared Kusher, Ivanka Trump, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and White House Counsel Don McGahn.
Why it matters: The clearance process came under scrutiny after it emerged that Rob Porter was unable to get full clearance due to domestic violence accusations. And having interim clearance can "hamper a staffer's ability to perform essential functions of the job," per CNN.