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The moves were confirmed by Mr Kushner's lawyer to Politico, and by two unnamed officials to the Reuters news agency.
A court filing on Tuesday showed that prosecutors working for Robert Mueller dropped some charges against Rick Gates, a former aide to the Trump campaign who previously worked as a lobbyist for pro-Russian interests, just days after he was indicted for participating in a conspiracy to hide millions of dollars in fees he was paid for lobbying work and evade US taxes.
Kushner is not alone.
All White House aides working on the highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level — were informed in a memo sent Friday that their clearances would be downgraded to the Secret level, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.
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Friday’s decision is the first change to the clearance process instituted in the wake of the Porter debacle that will directly affect Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser to Trump and has until now had access to the president’s daily brief, the most highly-classified document that Trump sees.
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Communications staffer Josh Raffel, who handles requests involved Kushner and Ivanka Trump, also plans to leave in the next two months, according to two people familiar with his decision.
Raffel did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
The news of his departure was first reported by Axios.