Adjudicative Guidelines A, B, and C are quite strong in this situation.
“Former Army Special Forces Officer Charged in Russian Espionage Conspiracy”
August 21, 2020
Subject’s mother was born in the former Soviet Union and subject’s wife was a Russian national until 2010.
Indictment here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1307186/download
Did Army PERSEC drop the ball?
Despite the concerns addressed by the adjudicator in a letter to the subject regarding subject’s extensive associations with foreign (Russian) contacts, clearance was granted.
Ultimately, the outcome of the security process comes down to the applicant vs. the adjudicator. Both lost in this instance.