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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after H.R. 1 passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests. It is an historic package of democracy and anti-corruption reforms that will ensure that the American people come first in our democracy.
On Friday, Axios reported that House Democrats want to investigate the curious lease that bailed out the real estate company of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — and whether the Qatari government, which was heavily invested in that deal, has influence over Kushner’s foreign policy work in the White House.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on his amendment to H.R. 1, the SWAMP FLYERS, or “Stop Waste and Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards” Amendment. The Amendment was adopted by voice vote and will be included in the final H.R. 1 bill. The amendment would prohibit Trump Administration officials from using taxpayer funds for non-commercial air travel.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) submitted a formal complaint in a letter to the Justice Department, urging them to look into omissions in applications for security clearances made by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.
WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling on him to open a criminal investigation into reports that Jared Kushner intentionally omitted contacts on his security clearance forms.
In the letter, the Members write:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced this morning the scope of the Committee's oversight agenda in the coming months.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the New York Times reported that President Donald J. Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance. The story alleges that the President overruled concerns from intelligence officials and the White House’s General Counsel.
News that the special counsel is wrapping up is nearly as old as the investigation itself, but this week, some of the strongest evidence yet suggests that Robert Mueller is indeed preparing to release his nearly two-year inquiry into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. On Wednesday, CNN reported that the Justice Department is getting ready to announce as early next week that the special counsel investigation has concluded.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated that if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report exonerates President Trump, “we move on.” He added that there are other investigations by Congress, states, and the Southern District of New York.