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in the case of one senior White House official (“Senior White House Official 1”), Ms. Newbold explained that both she and the first-line adjudicator issued denials after the background investigation revealed significant disqualifying factors, including foreign influence, outside activities (“employment outside or businesses external to what your position at the EOP entails”), and personal conduct.


The conclusion that this is Jared Kushner is an unsurprising “no-brainer”, based on what was already known.
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/us-house-intel-congressmen-schiff-swalwell-statement-re-kushner-top-secret-security-clearance-nepotism/

Excerpted from White House whistleblower testimony:
Senior White House Official 1—Denial Overruled

During her interview with Committee staff, Ms. Newbold described several specific cases in which she and other adjudicators issued denials of security clearances for very senior White House officials, but were later overruled.

For example, in the case of one senior White House official (“Senior White House Official 1”), Ms. Newbold explained that both she and the first-line adjudicator issued denials after the background investigation revealed significant disqualifying factors, including foreign influence, outside activities (“employment outside or businesses external to what your position at the EOP entails”), and personal conduct.

However, in the case of Senior White House Official 1, the Director of the Personnel Security Office, Mr. Kline, overruled the determination by Ms. Newbold and the first-line adjudicator. Ms. Newbold informed Committee staff that if Mr. Kline wanted to favorably adjudicate the application, he should have noted in the file how he had considered and mitigated concerns with each of the disqualifying factors, but he merely noted in the file that “the activities occurred prior to Federal service.” According to Ms. Newbold, Mr. Kline failed to address all of the disqualifying concerns listed by Ms. Newbold and the first-line adjudicator.

Ms. Newbold stated that another agency later contacted her after Senior White House Official 1 applied for an even higher level of clearance. She explained that the other agency wanted to understand “how we rendered a favorable adjudication.” Ms. Newbold informed Committee staff that this was an indication of the agency’s “serious concerns” regarding the White House’s adjudicative outcome. It is unclear whether Senior White House Official 1 received the higher level of clearance from the other agency…

Click to access 2019-04-01.Memo%20on%20Whisteblower%20Interview%202.pdf

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/jared-kushner-identified-as-senior-white-house-official-whose-security-clearance-was-denied-by-career-officials/2019/04/03/fefa8dbe-5623-11e9-814f-e2f46684196e_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kushners-overseas-contacts-raise-concerns-as-foreign-officials-seek-leverage/2018/02/27/16bbc052-18c3-11e8-942d-16a950029788_story.html