Trump wants security clearance for son-in-law

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Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner (husband of Ivanka), receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday.

Trump received his first briefing today and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward.

While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it.

It's the latest in a series of unorthodox developments in Trump's transition process that have cast a pall over his first week as president-elect.

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