Crede Bailey is a security staff member at the White House who was responsible for issuing security clearances. He was at the center of a controversy when he issued a clearance for Jared Kushner who wanted to secure a loan for his family.
Bailey contracted Coronavirus in September but his positive report had not been revealed to the public. However, on October 7, 2020, officials said that he was ‘gravely ill‘.
|Profession||White House Security Head|
NEWS: The head of White House security office, Crede Bailey, is gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since late September, I’m told. Security office handles credentialing for access to WH; works closely with Secret Service on security measures on the compound.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 7, 2020
10 Facts About Crede Bailey
- Crede Bailey’s birthday and age are not public knowledge however, some estimates suggest he is in his late 60s as of October 2020.
- He has an incomplete Wikipedia page but you can read all about him in this article.
- There has been no official photo of his hospital stay or visit. News sites have posted his photos in the Rose Garden at the ‘superspreader’ event.
- The head of the White House security office is said to have fallen ill before September 26, 2020.
- While his initial diagnosis had not been released but as of October 2020, officials came out and said that he was ‘gravely ill’ with the disease. No further comment has been made by the White House.
- He has been a federal employee for all of his career but has been a behind the screens employee rather than appearing in the news media.
- However, he issued a clearance for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
- Crede to testify in a private setting in the White House where he said that he did not receive any pressure to issue the clearances.
- He was also at the White House event in the Rose Garden which has been called a superspreader event.
- Multiple people who did not observe social distancing and most of whom did not wear masks were found positive for the virus.