Trump Team Requests Security Clearance for Jared Kushner

Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, is expected to hold a prominent role in Trump's White House.
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Transcript for Trump Team Requests Security Clearance for Jared Kushner
Thanks very much. The latest on Donald Trump's transition. The president-elect focusing on national security meeting with Henry Kissinger and possible contenders for secretary of state amid new reports that his son-in-law may take a prominent position in the white house. Martha Raddatz is tracking that from Washington. Martha, let's begin with that report about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner report in "The Wall Street journal" he may come into the white house in Ta formal position but may be legal questions. He's been extremely influential and could take a white house job with sources telling ABC news he's currently looking at options but it would clearly be in some sort of senior adviser role and the trump team has asked that Kushner get a security clearance during the transition which makes complete sense because classified information could be discussed. Now, there are federal nepotism rules for federal agency, but that may not apply to the white house. Either way it would be very doubtful Kushner would take a salary, George. Also on this national security front there's talks about maybe having general Michael Flynn come in as national security adviser, the president-elect meeting with Henry Kissinger today, also Nikki Haley who is maybe coming on the list as secretary of state, as well, the governor of South Carolina. Reporter: Exactly, he is meeting with governor Nikki Haley who was critical of trump during the campaign, you'll remember. She is under consideration for secretary of state. It is a big day for national security. He's announcing transition landing teams for defense and the NFC which will liase with teams and with Henry Kissinger also a sit-down with the head of the national security agency and the first face-to-face with a foreign leader, prime minister shinzo Abe of Japan, recall that during the campaign trump said he thought allies should pay their fair share when U.S. Forces are protecting them. So that could be a lively discussion, George. Certainly will, Martha Raddatz, thanks very much.

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