Recent WH scandals renew attention on security clearance backlog, process
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Feb 12, 2018
Recent scandals at the White House have renewed concerns about the security clearance process and the backlog, New York Times reports.
Both Jared Kushner, a senior White House advisor who has been investigated for his connections with Russia and Rob Porter, the staff secretary who resigned last week after abuse allegations by his former wives, were operating on an interim status while the FBI was conducting their full background investigation, the report notes.
Officials from previous administrations have said it is not uncommon for a full background check to take as long as eight months to a year because of the long backlog, and on Monday White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders directed any questions and issues with security clearances to the FBI, according the article.