House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has demanded that Trump immediately turn over all records related to Jared Kushner‘s security clearance.
In a letter to the White House, Cummings wrote, “I am now writing a final time to request your voluntary cooperation with this investigation. I ask that you begin producing all responsive documents immediately, and I request that you begin scheduling transcribed interviews with each witness identified by the Committee. Please provide your response to the Committee by March 4, 2019.”
Read the full letter:2019-03-01.EEC to Cipollone-WH re Security Clearances
Cummings has been trying to get the documents and all related correspondence about Kushner’s security clearance for nearly two months. The White House has continually stonewalled him, and it is clear that he has had enough.
Rep. Cummings wants to know why the officials did not want to give Kushner a security clearance, “Today, I am writing in light of grave new reports that—just eight days after the Committee launched this investigation—President Trump may have falsely claimed that he played no role in the security clearance process. If true, these new reports raise grave questions about what derogatory information career officials obtained about Mr. Kushner to recommend denying him access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets, why President Trump concealed his role in overruling that recommendation, why General Kelly and Mr. McGahn both felt compelled to document these actions, and why your office is continuing to withhold key documents and witnesses from this Committee. ”
Democrats are dropping the hammer on Trump
The country has been returned to the two eternal questions that dominate this White House. What is Trump hiding, and why is the president lying? The Republican-controlled House turned a blind eye to the national security risk posed by Jared Kushner. Democrats aren’t going to let Trump get away with jeopardizing the nation. House Democrats want answers, and the best news of all is that they now have the power to get them.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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