Something strange is going on, executive branch personnel whose security clearance should have been granted months ago are still waiting for their clearance. The most public of these delays is the case of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Sean M. Bigley, a federal security clearance lawyer who represents several senior administration officials told the Washington Times a “small group of career bureaucrats holed up in the Old Executive Office Building” “turned security reviews into quicksand to ensnare President Trump’s team”
“The security clearance process is being weaponized by anti-Trump bureaucrats who are using it as a tool to not only thwart the president’s agenda but to prevent him from installing appointees who will execute it,”
Bigley’s story of ” obstruction and stalling tactics bolsters White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly’s criticism of the security office and further illuminates recent incidents involving security clearances that have embarrassed