The front of the story is that President Elect Donald Trump’s transition team requested security clearances for Donald Jr., Ivanka, Jerrod and Eric Trump.
The reason for the request is simple: in order to see the executive dossier’s and backgrounds of some governmental officials -who are under consideration for Trump administration positions- you must have a security clearance.
Almost everyone on the transition team needs a security clearance in order to see details of the candidate backgrounds. It is no big deal, and has nothing to do with anything except the ability to review information, candidate experience, qualifications and provide an opinion.
However, that said – the bigger back story issue as outlined in this tweet from CBS is far more concerning. It would appear the Obama administration is leaking private discussions to CBS news:
Now ask yourself:
- who is the White House National Security Communications Director?
- And why would leaks be going to CBS News?