Reports that Trump asked for top-level security clearance for his kids are false, official says

A recent poll indicates that 96% of the public do NOT trust the media.

The latest media outrage about Donald Trump involve half-baked claims that he had asked the Obama White House to give top-level national security clearance to his three oldest children: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.

The rumors fueled immediate media and public outcry due to the potential conflict of interest that could raise. The only problem is that President-elect Trump did NOT ask that his kids be given security clearance, an official on the transition team told USA Today.

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The rumors were started by CBS News, which claimed: “The Trump team has asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his children the top-secret security clearances.”

Trump’s children have said they will not hold any formal role in their father’s administration because they’re going to be busy running their family business.

“I’m going to be a daughter,” Ivanka Trump said. “But I’ve said throughout the campaign that I am very passionate about certain issues, and that I want to fight for them.”

A slew of other media outlets, including CNN, Fox News and the Daily Beast, also reported the claim, citing CBS News.

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Meanwhile, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly it wouldn’t bother him if the Trump children did receive security clearance, because they certainly wouldn’t abuse the public trust any more than Hillary Clinton did.

“When you look at how Hillary Clinton totally abused the system, I would sure trust Ivanka or Donald or Don Jr. or Eric a heck of a lot more than Hillary Clinton,” Gingrich said.

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