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House Democrats reportedly got leaked White House files on Kushner, Ivanka security clearances

The White House is refusing to give the House Oversight Committee files on the security clearance process for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, but committee Democrats obtained some of the files in early February from a White House source, Axios reports.

The leaked files detail the process under which Kushner and Trump were granted security clearances between the spring of 2017 to the spring of 2018, when, according to recent reports, President Trump overruled the concerns of intelligence agencies, his chief of staff, and the White House counsel to grant his daughter and son-in-law top-secret clearances.

The documents are "part of the puzzle that we would be asking for" from the White House, a senior Democratic aide told Axios, "so we appreciated having this up front."