A House panel has been investigating security clearances issued to senior officials including Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn and Rob Porter [Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE]

A White House whistle-blower has said the Trump administration overruled security experts to give questionable security clearances to more than two dozen people, including the president’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government employee who oversaw the issuance of clearances for some senior White House aides, said she compiled a list of at least 25 officials who were initially denied security clearances last year due to “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds, but then had those denials overruled by senior administration officials.

The allegations were detailed in a letter and memo released Monday by Congressman Elijah Cummings, chairman

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