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Tag: security clearance

House Democrats: Give FBI Director Authority to Reject Security Clearance for White House Staff

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI director would have the authority to reject security clearance for White House staff it there is a national security risk under a measure introduced by a group of House Democrats.

More than 20 Democrats have expressed support for the bill, called the Security Clearance Review Act, the Hill reports

The measure is in response to serious questions raised about the security clearance of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is accused of colluding with Russian officials to interfere with the presidential election.

Donald Trump’s refusal to hold his senior staff accountable for their deceptions on Russia have sadly made this legislation necessary,” said Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., who co-sponsored the bill. “Despite all we have learned about his secret meetings with Russians, Jared Kushner apparently continues to hold his clearance.”

Secret Service Yanks Security Clearances of Agents in Prostitute Scandal

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The prostitute-Secret Service controversy continues to unfold.

CNN reports that the Secret Service has yanked the security clearances of 11 members who are accused of bringing prostitutes to a hotel in Colombia. The incident happened late last week before President Obama was to arrive in that country for a summit.

CNN reports that all have been interviewed by investigators at least once.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) told CNN that one prostitute refused to leave the hotel room, claiming she was owed money.