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January 05, 2017

Obama's Failed Novelist and "Echo Chamber" Orchestra-Leader Was Only One of 187 Obama Advisers Denied for Interim Security Clearance by the FBI

Republicans are asking: "Why?"

Importantly, the Obama Administration were wary about fighting over the decision:

"We agree that it would not be worth pushing for Benjamin Rhodes to receive interim status," Obama transition team members wrote to Podesta in October 2008.

The FBI eventually concluded a full security review and granted Rhodes all the security clearances sought.

But what troubled the FBI about granting him preliminary security access in this one case?

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