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State Department revokes clearance of longtime department official, aide to U.N. envoy, report

Staffer will reportedly appeal the decision.

Updated: April 10, 2021 - 5:31pm

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The State Department recently revoked the security clearance of a long-time agency official and aide to the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, a decision that she will vigorously contest, according to news report.

Jennifer Davis, a staffer to Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, had her clearance yanked and subsequently stepped aside from her position, Politico reported Friday.

The revocation allegedly "came after a three-year administrative investigation conducted by the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security" to determine whether Davis should continue to hold the clearance. She has worked at the department for nearly 20 years. 

The decision may have come about as a result of Davis having spoken to a reporter in Istanbul about information deemed sensitive by government superiors, Politico reported. 

Davis is "going to aggressively appeal this decision as quickly as possible," a source told Politico. 

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