According to a report published by The New York Times on Thursday, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner violated ethics rules by failing to disclose any contacts he had with foreign nationals as a precondition for getting a White House security clearance.
In his initial disclosure, Kushner omitted more than 100 different contacts, government sources told the newspaper.
Kushner omission raised questions about his motives. After being caught in a lie, however, Kushner updated his foreign contacts disclosure, adding “more than 100 names” to the list.
The list of foreign contacts must be submitted to the FBI as a prerequisite for getting a White House security clearance, and knowingly omitting foreign contacts can carry significant legal consequences.
Several Democratic lawmakers have been demanding that Kushner have his security clearance revoked over his multiple disclosure failures, and the Trump White House this week refused to answer questions about whether Kushner’s security clearance is still operative.