Donald Trump seeking 'top-secret security clearances for children'

Follows billionaire tycoon's furious campaign attacks over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server

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The Independent US

Donald Trump is reportedly seeking top-secret security clearances for his eldest three children.

The President-elect's team has asked the White House to explore the unprecedented measure, according to a source quoted by CBS News.

It would mean non-political and unelected individuals would have access to top secret information.

It also follows Mr Trump’s relentless attacks aimed at Hillary Clinton over her 30,490 work emails on her private server.

Monday’s CBS source claims Mr Trump can put in his own request for the security clearances, for Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner, once he becomes president.

If successful, the four would reportedly have to fill out Standard Form 86, the questionnaire for national security positions.

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Mr Trump’s children, who along with Mr Kushner are part of his 16-member transition team, have all stated they will not hold formal roles in the government.

Ivanka told CBS News: “I’m going to be a daughter. But I’ve said throughout the campaign that I am very passionate about certain issues.

“And that I want to fight them.”

Earlier this week, Mr Trump said he will deport up to three million undocumented immigrants immediately.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called the former The Apprentice icon’s presidency a “moment of opportunity”.

The Independent has contacted Mr Trump's team for comment.

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