Six White House staffers were “walked out of the building by security” on Wednesday after not passing the SF86 and were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks. The SF-86 is a 127 page Questionnaire for National Security Positions for security clearance. Not all of the pages are required, unless a followup page is needed due to the answers given.
Among those were President Donald Trump’s director of scheduling, Caroline Wiles, the daughter of Susan Wiles, who has tax records dating back as far as 1991 but moving through to 2014 that show a history of failing to pay both personal and corporate income tax. Carolyn Wiles is Trump’s Florida campaign manager and former chief of staff to Governor Rick Scott, said by some to be the worst Florida Governor, ever.
She’s among others who failed to pass the intensive background check, which includes questions on the applicant’s credit score, substance use and other personal subjects.
White house jobs require what is nicknamed a “Yankee White” Security Clearance. “Yankee White” is NOT a security clearance, it is a process used to screen clearances that are in support of the Executive office of the President (EOP)and other National Priority Programs.
The basic eligibility requirements for “Yankee White” are:
- Must be a U.S. citizen with unquestionable loyalty to the United States and a proven track record of maturity and trustworthiness.
- Must not have any serious criminal convictions, any history of dishonest conduct, or history of illegal drug use (same criteria applies to immediate family members)
- Immediate family members should be U.S. citizens
- One or two extra financial forms are required depending on which of the three Categories of Yankee White are used.
- A suitability/fitness determination is always required, and it occurs separately after the security clearance eligibility determination, if access to classified information is needed.
The grounds for denial was not disclosed.