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Lawyer for man charged in Capitol riot says he worked for the FBI, had top-secret security clearance


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Stock up on Cold-Weather Essentials at Backcountry’s Winter Clearance

Stock up on Cold-Weather Essentials at Backcountry’s Winter Clearance



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House panel to interview ex-White House security clearance chief

House panel to interview ex-White House security clearance chiefThe Democratic chairman of a congressional committee has put off holding a former White House security clearance chief in contempt until after the panel interviews him about decisions made on some of President Donald Trump’s advisers. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee voted last week to subpoena Carl Kline over whistleblower allegations that the Trump administration inappropriately reversed career officials’ decisions to deny some advisers security clearances. Congressional sources said the aides included Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.



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Trump’s security clearance meddling is much bigger scandal than Benghazi or 'her emails'

Trump’s security clearance meddling is much bigger scandal than Benghazi or 'her emails'If you care about national security, you should be terrified that people handling our most sensitive secrets were first denied a security clearance.



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Elon Musk's US security clearance under review after smoking cannabis

Elon Musk's US security clearance under review after smoking cannabisElon Musk's security clearance is under review by the US Department of Defence after he smoked marijuana on a podcast last year.  The Tesla and SpaceX founder is resubmitting a form which requires government employees or contractors with security clearance to disclose illegal drug use in recent years, Bloomberg reported. His security clearance is linked to his aerospace company SpaceX, which is launching intelligence satellites for the US government and is planning manned spaceflights for Nasa later this year. Last month SpaceX won a $ 297m (£226m) contract to launch satellites for the Air Force. A capsule launched last week with a dummy nicknamed "Ripley" aboard, a reference to the horror film Alien, successfully reached the International Space Station and is due to return to earth this weekend.  Mr Musk smoked the drug during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience show in September last year, telling the host that he wasn't a regular user. It is legal in California, where the show was recorded, but still illegal under federal law, and government employees aren't allowed to use it. A memo circulated in 2014 by former director of national intelligence James Clapper, which is still in force, states that marijuana use "raises questions" about an individual's reliability and suitability for sensitive national security positions.  A spokesman for the US Department of Defence said: "For privacy and security reasons, we do not publicly discuss individual clearance status." The incident also prompted Nasa to undertake a safety culture review of SpaceX and Boeing, another company with which it has a commercial contract.



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'Unprecedented and Extraordinarily Intrusive.' White House Refuses to Hand Over Documents on Security Clearance Process

'Unprecedented and Extraordinarily Intrusive.' White House Refuses to Hand Over Documents on Security Clearance ProcessCongress may subpoena them next



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Trump refuses to hand over ‘Kushner clearance’ documents to Congress: ‘It’s a disgrace’

Trump refuses to hand over ‘Kushner clearance’ documents to Congress: ‘It’s a disgrace’Donald Trump has refused efforts by Democrats in Congress to obtain files related to his son-in-law’s White House security clearance, calling the probes into his campaign and administration a “witch hunt”, and a “shame” for the United States. The comments came as House oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings said on Tuesday that he and his colleagues would consider their “next steps” after the White House refused to hand over documents related to Jared Kushner’s security clearance. Mr Cummings had requested the documents after reports indicated Mr Trump had himself ordered his former chief of staff to grant Mr Kushner a security clearance in spite of concerns from US intelligence agents.



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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White HouseAfter weeks of White House stonewalling, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, in a letter to the White House, said “I am now writing a final time to request your voluntary cooperation.” Cummings panel has subpoena power. Cummings highlighted in his letter a New York Times story that said Trump ordered his former chief of staff John Kelly to provide Kushner with clearance over objections from Kelly and Donald McGahn, then White House counsel. The Times said Kelly and McGahn both wrote memos about the incident and that McGahn outlined concerns raised about Kushner by career security officials, including CIA officers.



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Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security Clearance

Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security ClearanceSeveral former intelligence officials have come to the defense of former CIA



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Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'

Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.



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