White House staffers terminated reassigned for security clearance issues
Several White House staffers have been terminated or reassigned for issues related to their security clearances â€” with at least one individual employed in the Office of the First Lady relieved of duty, sources with direct knowledge tell ABC News.
There is a list of several other individuals with security clearance issues that are under consideration for possible termination or reassignment in the coming days, sources also tell ABC News.
The actions come after a five-page memo, released last month by Chief of Staff John Kelly, outlined changes to the security clearance process. That memo came in the wake of domestic abuse allegations against former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who held an interim top security clearance. Porter has denied the accusations.
The ensuing scandal called into question how security clearances are issued, and who in the White House is able to gain access to classified information without proper clearance.Read More...