February 2018

LIEU, NADLER, RASKIN STATEMENT ON DOWNGRADED SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR KUSHNER AND OTHER WHITE HOUSE AIDES

Washington, D.C. - Today, following news reports that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other White House aides working under interim security clearances will have their clearances downgraded over outstanding security concerns, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) issued the following joint statement: 

REPS LIEU, NADLER AND CUMMINGS INTRODUCE BILL TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY IN WHITE HOUSE SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESS

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) introduced the “Commonsense Legislation Ensuring Accountability by Reporting Access of Non-Cleared Employees to Secrets (CLEARANCES)" Act that would require the White House to regularly report the status of security clearance holders working in the Executive Office of the President.

REPS LIEU, GALLEGO AND BEYER DEMAND ANSWERS ON WHITE HOUSE SECURITY CLEARANCES

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting detailed information regarding the White House’s security clearance approval process.  The letter follows reports that potentially dozens of senior Trump Administration officials who lack a permanent clearance may currently be accessing highly classified materials that they are not authorized to handle or possess. 

In the letter, the Members write:

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE CONTRADICTIONS ON AIDE'S SECURITY CLEARANCE

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony before the Senate contradicted previous White House assertions that they were not aware that former Staff Secretary Rob Porter had been accused of domestic abuse until recently. Rep.

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