HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » GOP-led Senate panel want...

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:29 PM

GOP-led Senate panel wants White House responses on Kushner's security clearance

Glad to see this. Missed it yesterday



GOP-led Senate panel wants White House responses on Kushner's security clearance



http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/11/politics/jared-kushner-security-clearance/index.html


By Manu Raju, CNN senior congressional reporter

Updated 5:50 PM ET, Fri August 11, 2017




White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reads a statement in front of West Wing of the White House on July 24.


Jared Kushner's attorney has responded to the committee request
However the committee says those responses aren't sufficient

(CNN)The Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the White House to provide new details about President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance application, including whether he could be trusted with sensitive information after he initially failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials.


The committee, led by Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, sent a letter in June to the White House and the FBI asking for a detailed list of questions about Kushner's security clearance form, which he has had to amend multiple times because of his initial failure to disclose meetings with foreign officials. In response, Kushner's outside attorney sent the panel a letter, but the White House has not yet responded to the panel's queries despite a July 6 deadline set by a bipartisan group of senators.


The committee's spokesman, George Hartmann, told CNN Friday that the response from Kushner's attorney does not satisfy the panel's request for information from the White House.


"The committee is appreciative of the response we have gotten so far from Mr. Kushner's attorney," Hartmann said. "But the committee still does expect the White House to reply to its questions about Mr. Kushner's security clearance, and to provide answers to the requested questions of the SF-86," referring to the questionnaire applicants fill out for security clearances.
A White House spokesman declined to comment.


The spotlight over Kushner's security clearance form has become a focus in the Russia investigation as congressional committees try to determine whether any inappropriate meetings or contacts occurred between Russian officials and Trump associates during the campaign season.


Kushner was asked about his security clearance form on Capitol Hill during two separate classified appearances last month, and said that the initial failure to detail his meetings was an inadvertent mistake that has since been corrected. Kushner told Congress he had more than 100 contacts with representatives from over 20 countries during the campaign season and transition period, according to a prepared statement he made public.............

5 replies, 2750 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply GOP-led Senate panel wants White House responses on Kushner's security clearance (Original post)
riversedge Aug 12 OP
ATL Ebony Aug 12 #1
OnDoutside Aug 12 #2
riversedge Aug 13 #3
OnDoutside Aug 13 #4
Doug the Dem Aug 13 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:47 PM

1. Hope this is not just lip service

His clearance needs to be revoked and hope the GOP is finally getting tired of the clown show and starting to react.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ATL Ebony (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:04 PM

2. It's Grassley, it probably is lip service.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:40 AM

3. Feinstein will push for this. Yes. she. will.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:02 AM

4. I'm sure she will, and he will agree, but it will be done sloooowly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:17 PM

5. "Um, the dog ate it"

 

This dog!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread