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John Kelly Changing WH Background Investigations, Security Clearances

FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. A story that falsely reports President Donald Trump ordered the FBI in all 50 U.S. states to take action immediately against Muslim people is based largely on a speech 10 months ago by the then-head of the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, and also misquotes that speech. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Chief of Staff John Kelly is making changes to background investigations and security clearances for White House employees.
In a memo to officials on Friday, Kelly approved the changes, which were made with the advice of the White House counsel.
The new guidance includes status updates for background investigations, and an end to interim security clearances, except under extraordinary circumstances.
The chief of staff expressed the need to thoroughly vet employees, and to ensure administration officials are properly trained.
The changes come after the resignation of White House employee Rob Porter due to allegations of domestic violence.

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