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Ivanka Trump denies president issued security clearances for her or husband Jared Kushner

Ivanka Trump denies president issued security clearances for her or husband Jared KushnerDonald Trump’s daughter, who serves as a senior adviser in the White House, denied on Friday that her father was involved in issuing security clearances for her or her husband, Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump made the remarks during an interview with ABC News host Abby Huntsman in an interview for The View. “There were anonymous leaks about there being issues,” Ms Trump said.



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House Democrats to investigate White House security clearances

House Democrats to investigate White House security clearancesU.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the probe was “in response to grave breaches of national security at the highest levels of the Trump administration.” Cummings said the panel would seek information in the cases of current and former officials including Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner, national security adviser John Bolton, as well as former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former staff secretary Rob Porter.



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Democrats Launch Probe of Security Clearances for Kushner, Other Trump Aides

Democrats Launch Probe of Security Clearances for Kushner, Other Trump AidesControversy erupted over the White House’s security vetting procedures last year after revelations former Staff Secretary Rob Porter was permitted to keep his security clearance for months even though the FBI said it had provided the White House a report including allegations of domestic violence from his two ex-wives. Kushner and more than 30 other Trump aides lost access to top secret intelligence in February 2018 because they had been working with “interim” clearances and their background investigations had never been completed even though some had been at the White House more than a year.



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Trump Implies Taking Away Security Clearances Is Punishment For Criticizing Him

Trump Implies Taking Away Security Clearances Is Punishment For Criticizing HimPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to lash out at former top



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Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam moveThe bipartisan group, which included Robert Gates, George Tenet, David Petraeus, James Clapper and Leon Panetta, lashed out at the president in a scathing letter released late on Thursday. Brennan, a former official in the Obama administration and sharp critic of Trump, has said he will not be deterred by the removal of his security clearance. Brennan described Trump’s actions at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month as treasonous.



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White House reforms security clearances to address scandal

White House reforms security clearances to address scandalWhite House Chief of Staff John Kelly has ordered changes to the way staff gain access to America’s most closely guarded secrets, after a top aide worked for months without full clearance. Kelly, a former Marine Corps general, proposed a series of tweaks intended to limit temporary security clearances, but which also seemed designed to draw a line under the Rob Porter scandal. The aide — who had daily access to the Oval Office and handled top secret documents — resigned in disgrace this month after allegations he beat both his former wives.



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Trump White House Failing to Secure Proper Security Clearances

Trump White House Failing to Secure Proper Security ClearancesChris Lu, who ran the 2008 Obama presidential transition, talks with Rachel Maddow about how a normal presidential transition handles necessary security clearances ahead of taking office.



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Congressmen press White House to revoke Jared Kushner's and Ivanka Trump's security clearances

Congressmen press White House to revoke Jared Kushner's and Ivanka Trump's security clearancesReps. Don Beyer and Ted Lieu sent a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn on Thursday calling on him to revoke the security clearances of two of President Trump’s top advisers: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.



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