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Jared Kushner's security clearance has been restored

Jared Kushner's security clearance has been restored
Posted at 3:18 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 12:22:12-04

(CNN) - President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, got his white house security clearance back on Wednesday.

It follows months of uncertainty partially because of his role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling.

Parts of the probe are related to Kushner’s role during the campaign and transition, including contacts with Russians and his role in the early months of Trump's presidency.

Kushner's clearance was stripped in February.

Security clearance procedures were being overhauled after it was revealed that Trump's then, staff-secretary stayed on the job despite spousal abuse allegations.

Staff secretary Rob Porter later resigned.

Kushner's security clearance reinstatement comes after a second meeting he had with Mueller in April, in which he answered questions for seven hours.

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