Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Should The Trump Children Be Given Top Security Clearances?

CBS: Trump team seeks top-secret security clearances for Trump's children

President-elect Donald Trump is potentially seeking top secret security clearances for his children, sources tell CBS News.

The Trump team has asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his children the top secret security clearances. Logistically, the children would need to be designated by the current White House as national security advisers to their father to receive top secret clearances. However, once Mr. Trump becomes president, he would be able to put in the request himself.

His children would need to fill out the security questionnaire (SF-86) and go through the requisite background checks.

While nepotism rules prevent the president-elect from hiring his kids to work in the White House, they do not need to be government officials to receive top secret security clearances.

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WNU Editor: It looks like this story is bogus ..... Official: Trump's children have not sought security clearances (Politico). More here .... Trump didn't request top secret clearance for his kids: official (USA Today). What's my take .... Donald Trump relies on advice from his kids .... so it does make sense that they should be cleared for certain information. As for the Trump's team denials .... I will not be surprised if in the coming weeks/months this will change.

More News On Reports That The Trump Children Could Be Given Top Security Clearances

Source: Trump is considering getting children permission for security clearance -- CNN
Trump's team seeks top-secret clearance for his children: CBS News -- Reuters
Report: Trump seeking top secret clearances for his grown children -- Washington Examiner
Donald Trump Seeks Top Security Clearance for His Children: Reports -- Newsweek
Trump Reportedly Wants His Kids to Run His Businesses and Get Top-Secret Security Clearance -- NYMag

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