House Oversight Democrats are connecting the dots and demanding to know why Trump is jeopardizing classified information by not suspending Jared Kushner’s security clearance.
In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the Oversight Committee Democrats wrote:
The Democrats have connected two parts of the Russia scandal to paint a picture of a White House that has people in high places who have unreported contacts with Russia and have access to the nation’s most classified secrets.
There is also the issue of who knew what about Kushner’s unreported meetings with Russia. The Oversight Democrats wrote, “We do not know who at the White House — other than General Flynn — knew about Mr. Kushner’s multiple contacts with Russian officials before they became public,” the Members wrote. “It would be gravely concerning if Mr. Spicer, Ms. Hicks, Ms. Sanders, or President Trump were aware of Mr. Kushner’s Russian contacts when they made their misleading statements. It would also be concerning if Mr. Kushner concealed his Russian contacts from them and allowed them to continue making misleading and inaccurate public statements while also omitting these contacts from his security clearance application. In any case, it is unclear why Mr. Kushner continues to have access to classified information while these allegations are being investigated.”
The Russia scandal is only getting deeper, and as the days pass, the pieces are starting to connect. Democrats are asking all the right questions, and it appears to be only a matter of time before the truth is exposed for all to see.
Jeopardizing classified information while secretly communicating with Russia presents an ugly picture of an administration crumbling due to a scandal that they can’t silence or stop.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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