CBS News is reporting that Donald Trump wants top secret clearance for his children while he is president.
Trump has begun asking how he could secure top-level clearance for his adult children and son-in-law, most of whom are currently helming his transition team.
From The Daily Beast:
Only official government employees and contractors can receive security clearance. Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and sons Eric and Donald Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner are currently part of his transition effort, but none have any official government role, or experience in government.
CBS’s Julianne Goldman reports that Trump’s adult children would run his business and work as unpaid national security advisors, to skirt nepotism rules. Their suggested dual roles would invite an unprecedented conflict of interests.