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Edward Snowden, NSA leaker: 'I got a security clearance faster than half of this White House'


Added 02-13-18 02:35:02pm EST - “Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified intelligence to reporters in 2013, taunted the Trump administration for taking over a year to obtain permanent security clearances for some of the…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Edward Snowden, NSA leaker: ‘I got a security clearance faster than half of this White House’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified intelligence to reporters in 2013, taunted the Trump administration for taking over a year to obtain permanent security clearances for some of the president’s top advisers.

“I got a security clearance faster than half of this White House,” Mr. Snowden, 34, tweeted Monday.

Mr. Snowden’s razzing came in response to recent news reports involving President Trump’s administration and its inability so far to obtain permanent security clearances for dozens of White House officials and political appointees, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and close adviser, and Rob Porter, the recently terminated White House staff secretary.

More than a year into the Trump administration, upwards of 40 people have relied on temporary security clearances granting them interim access to classified information pending the results of ongoing FBI-conducted background checks, Mr. Kushner and Mr. Porter included, The Washington Post and CNN both reported Friday.

The White House has defended the delayed turnaround in Mr. Kushner’s case as “completely normal.” Skeptics have pointed at past reports involving his previously undisclosed conversations with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyack, however, as well as other incidents that could potentially complicate his ability to clear any hurdles keeping him from a permanent security clearance.

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