Family Member Political activity

My cousin’s son is an Foreign Service Officer with a top security clearance. The son and I were talking today and, because he now has to renew his clearance, he is worried that his father’s anti-Trump political activity (nothing illegal with the exception of an arrest for civil disobedience at a protest) could negatively affect his clearance. Does he have reason to worry? In all other areas, he really is a pristine candidate for clearance and had no trouble with his initial clearance.

The president doesn’t adjudicate clearances regardless of political affiliation.

Good point there, Smile. Good luck to him.