A group of Democrats have just introduced a bill that would give authority to the FBI Director to revoke any White House staffer’s security clearance if they felt if was necessary.
The bill was first introduced on Friday by Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.). The bill, called the Security Clearance Review Act, has also been backed by 19 other Democrats.
The point of the bill is to revoke the security clearance of Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
“Donald Trump’s refusal to hold his senior staff accountable for their deceptions on Russia have sadly made this legislation necessary,” Beyer said. “Despite all we have learned about his secret meetings with Russians, Jared Kushner apparently continues to hold his clearance.”
Kushner did not report any meetings with Russian government officials during his security clearance, which raises the question as to why he still has the security clearance.
Earlier this year it was reported that Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and the CEO of a Russian state-run bank while he was working on Trump’s transition team.
Kushner also attended a meeting alongside Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort with a Russian government lawyer that promised them dirt on Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.