Jared Kushner has had his security clearance downgraded.

It leaves the senior adviser and son-in-law to Donald Trump without direct access to top secret intelligence and sensitive documents that include the president’s daily brief, American newspapers reported on Tuesday

Kushner was notified of the downgrade in a memo on Friday.

But president of the United States has the unilateral authority to share classified information as he sees fit, including with his son-in-law, despite the clearance downgrade.

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment on this issue.

One reason why that Kushner has been not able to obtain clearance has been his intensive contacts with overseas officers.

The document stated that officers in 4 overseas nations – the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico – have mentioned techniques to control Kushner according to his trade money owed and inexperience.

Officials in the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico have privately discussed ways in which they could take advantage of Mr Kushner.


It comes as the White House moves to impose greater discipline on access to secrets.

General John Kelly, Mr Trump's chief of staff, said earlier this month that he would be limiting the number of people with top-level security clearance.

Kushner’s security clearance has long been a subject of controversy, in light of revelations that he failed to disclose dozens of financial holdings on his security clearance forms as well as dozens of contacts with foreign leaders and officials.


Mr Kushner may be the first, and one of the most influential, individuals to be revealed to have had a security downgrade - but he may not be the last.