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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:42 PM

Trump ordered security officials to give Kushner his clearance

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/us/politics/jared-kushner-security-clearance.html

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, a top-secret security clearance last year, overruling concerns flagged by intelligence officials and the White House’s top lawyer, four people briefed on the matter said.

Mr. Trump’s decision in May so troubled senior administration officials that at least one, the White House chief of staff at the time, John F. Kelly, wrote a contemporaneous internal memo about how he had been “ordered” to give Mr. Kushner the top-secret clearance.

The White House counsel at the time, Donald F. McGahn II, also wrote an internal memo outlining the concerns that had been raised about Mr. Kushner — including by the C.I.A. — and how Mr. McGahn had recommended that he not be given a top-secret clearance.

The disclosure of the memos contradicts statements made by the president, who told The New York Times in January in an Oval Office interview that he had no role in his son-in-law receiving his clearance.



I’m pretty sure we all suspected this was the case.

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Reply Trump ordered security officials to give Kushner his clearance (Original post)
PTWB Feb 2019 OP
triron Feb 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #2
triron Feb 2019 #3
PTWB Feb 2019 #4
dalton99a Feb 2019 #5
ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #6
PTWB Feb 2019 #10
gratuitous Feb 2019 #13
CDerekGo Feb 2019 #7
manor321 Feb 2019 #8
malaise Feb 2019 #9
spanone Feb 2019 #11
PTWB Feb 2019 #12

Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:44 PM

1. Isn't this old news? Somehow I already knew this.

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:45 PM

2. I knew it too

Someone was talking about it maybe a month ago. It might have been Rachel.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:48 PM

3. That's where I thought I heard it as well.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:48 PM

4. She just tweeted about it.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:51 PM

5. +1

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Response to PTWB (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:53 PM

6. I remember now

She brought up the issue of granting security clearances to a number of people, including Kushner, but she never said it was Rump who pushed it through. If I'm recalling correctly, her point was that the WH pushed, so that could have been anyone. But it's pretty obvious who it was. That's why we already knew.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 07:06 PM

10. The nepotism in this administration is positively despicable.

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 07:22 PM

13. It is old news

But for some reason, Congress didn't see fit to investigate this potential breach of national security at the time it was revealed. That might change soon.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:55 PM

7. Feel Certain

that Jared isn't the only one to have been ordered to have Top Security Clearance ordered by orange shitler

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:55 PM

8. This is HUGE! K&R

 

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 06:57 PM

9. This Kakistocracy is out of CONTROL

ITTMF!

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 07:10 PM

11. He has zero regard for any law.

king don.

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Response to spanone (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 07:20 PM

12. Even the things he does that ARE lawful, he manages to do them in the most unethical ways.

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