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White House Tightens Security Clearance Procedures After Abuse Allegations

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, under pressure to act, strengthened the process for security clearances for President Donald Trump's aides on Friday in response to a scandal involving a former official accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives. Saying that recent events had exposed some "shortcomings," Kelly decreed that any interim security clearances for staffers whose background investigations have been pending since June 1 or before would be discontinued in a...

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