Politics Dem Rep: Kushner's security clearance should be 'revoked'

23:15  15 april  2017
23:15  15 april  2017 Source:   The Hill

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In the public letter, organized by Rep . Don Beyer (D., Va.), five Democrats call on the FBI and National Background Investigations Bureau to rescind Kushner ' s clearance pending a review of his compliance with rules governing security clearances , Politico reported Thursday.

In the public letter, organized by Rep . Don Beyer (D., Va.), five Democrats call on the FBI and National Background Investigations Bureau to rescind Kushner ' s clearance pending a review of his compliance with rules governing security clearances , Politico reported Thursday.

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday said that President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's security clearance should be revoked.

"Kushner's security clearance should absolutely be suspended," Lieu said in an interview with MSNBC.

The lawmaker blasted Kushner for allegedly omitting to disclose numerous contacts he had with Russian officials in months leading up to Trump's inauguration.

Earlier in April, The New York Times reported about the omissions from Kushner's national security questionnaire, including meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, CEO of the Russian state-owned bank Sergey Gorkov and others.

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In the public letter, organized by Rep . Don Beyer (D., Va.), five Democrats call on the FBI and National Background Investigations Bureau to rescind Kushner ’ s clearance pending a review of his compliance with rules governing security clearances , Politico reported Thursday.

Democratic members of Congress are calling for Jared Kushner ' s security clearance to be revoked , pending an investigation into why he failed to disclose his meetings with Russian officials on an official government form, which could be a crime.

"I have filled out these forms before. They are known as SF86 forms. One of the main reasons that you have this form is to figure out if this person had contacts with foreign officials," Lieu explained.

The lawmaker claimed that Kushner made the omissions "intentionally" in light of the ongoing Russia scandal.

"Jared Kushner intentionally omitted his various contacts and he knew these contacts were impertinent because of the whole Russia scandal that has been developing. So he lied. And he needs to have his security clearance revoked," he said.

Kushner's attorney told the Times that the omissions were an error and that the White House informed the FBI the day after the submission that Kushner would provide supplemental information to the form.

Flynn likely broke the law by failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say .
“He was supposed to get permission, he was supposed to report it, and he didn’t,” committee ranking member Elijah Cummings said.Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he earned for a speaking engagement in Russia and lobbying activities on behalf of Turkey when he applied to reinstate his security clearance, after viewing two classified memos and Flynn’s disclosure form in a private briefing Tuesday morning.

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