David Martosko reports at the Daily Mail,
Six White House staffers were marched out of the building on Thursday after they failed national security background checks.
Politico reported that the unlucky half-dozen included one who was the president's director of scheduling.
Aides in the White House who need security clearances to do their jobs are required to complete a background check based on a lengthy questionnaire known as form SF86.
The paperwork is used as a starting point for investigators to probe their finances, criminal records, ties to terrorism and foreign governments, past use of controlled substances, history of alcohol abuse, and other factors that could compromise their ability to serve the president.
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