No paperwork has been submitted for “top secret” security credentials for any of President-elect Donald Trump’s grown children or his son-in-law Jared Kushner, senior intelligence officials with direct knowledge of the situation told NBC News.
As members of the transition team, the kids can apply for “secret” clearance, which would allow them to review documents — routine budget and organizational — at a much lower level of classification.
But there has been no official request to vet them for top secret clearances, something they would need if they were to end up playing a formal role in the White House. That doesn’t mean, however, that they couldn’t pursue one later.
Trump has said his children will run the Trump Organization, the family business, but there has been mounting speculation that he may want Kushner by his side in the White House. Kushner played a key role in the campaign.