The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Demanded The WH Turn Over Info On Kushner-Russian Relationship
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance is still in question, as he wasn’t completely honest about it. Now the Senate Judiciary committee is looking for answers.
A new CNN report states that the committee has contacted the White House to turn over more information about Kushner’s security clearance application.
The reason behind the request is to see if Kushner’s alleged ties to Russia affect his ability to handle classified intel information.
According to the report, the committee is seeking information from the White House that includes “whether his initial failure to list meetings with Russian officials influenced the administration’s ability to trust him with sensitive information.”
“The committee is appreciative of the response we have gotten so far from Mr. Kushner’s attorney,” committee spokesman George Hartmann told CNN. “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 [security clearance application form] SF-86.”
The White House has yet to respond to the request, which asks for specific parts of the SF-86 related to their queries about Russia, as well as “dates when ‘major decisions’ about the form were made.”
CNN also noted that “the panel also asks whether Trump or any White House official intervened during the background check process on Kushner’s behalf.”