Democrats ask for Revocation of Kushner's Security Clearance
Two House Democrats are asking the White House to revoke senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance following a recent report about its approval.
Reps. Don Beyer of Virginia and Ted Lieu of California wrote late last week to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in the wake of an NBC News report that said an application by Kushner for a top-secret clearance was rejected by White House security specialists after a Federal Bureau of Investigation background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him.
NBC reported the specialists’ supervisor overruled the recommendation and approved the clearance for Kushner, who is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
“We urge you to immediately revoke the security clearance of Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner, and to comply with past and future oversight requests from Congress related to security clearances, information security, and other matters of national security,” wrote Beyer and Lieu.
NBC said Kushner’s lawyer had no comment for its report.
The two congressmen cited five letters they have previously sent to the administration that raise concerns about what they called “Kushner’s track record of ‘omitting’ meetings, relationships, and business interests that tie him to foreign officials” from his clearance application.