Oversight Committee Democrats question Jared Kushner’s security clearance


Oversight Committee Democrats question Jared Kushner’s security clearance

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at a White House meeting Monday.(Photo: Susan Walsh, AP)

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are demanding an explanation from the White House about how President Trump’s son-in-law retains his security clearance despite questions about his Russian connections.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Jared Kushner failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials on his security clearance application before he was appointed as an unpaid adviser to the president in January.
The FBI is investigating the possibility Trump associates colluded with Russia in its attempts to influence the  …

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