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    Trump ordered Kelly to approve Kushner's top-secret clearance: report

    See more at the link https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tr...ort-2019-02-28

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    President Donald Trump ordered for his adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to be granted a top-secret security clearance last year despite warnings from intelligence officials, the New York Times reported Thursday. Citing multiple sources, the Times reported then-chief of staff John Kelly was directed by Trump to approve Kushner's clearance despite that opposition, and Kelly was so bothered by it that he wrote an internal memo detailing the order.

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    Reps. Beyer, Lieu ask Mulvaney to immediately revoke Kushner's security clearance

    See more at link https://www.rollcall.com/news/congre...rity-clearance

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    Democratic Reps. Donald S. Beyer of Virginia and Ted Lieu of California sent a letter Thursday to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney asking him to immediately strip senior advisor Jared Kushner of his security clearance.

    A recent NBC News report revealed that White House security specialists recommended Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, not be approved for a top secret clearance, but they were overruled by their supervisor. The career specialists had expressed concerns about Kushner’s foreign ties and susceptibility to foreign influence.

    “We urge you to immediately revoke the security clearance of Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner, and to comply with past and future oversight requests from Congress related to security clearances, information security, and other matters of national security,” Beyer and Lieu wrote to Mulvaney


    The Democrats cite the NBC News report as confirmation of concerns they’d been raising about Kushner since Trump took office.

    “We raised these concerns in five separate letters to the Trump administration,” they said, citing dates of the letters spanning from April 13, 2017, to June 5, 2018.

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    A link for anyone interested in signing a petition to revoke kushners security clearance. I wont sign it but just posting for anyone who would like to.
    https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/re...copy?source=tw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    A link for anyone interested in signing a petition to revoke kushners security clearance. I wont sign it but just posting for anyone who would like to.
    https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/re...copy?source=tw
    Trump is not required to take security advice from his experts or the people. Only Congress can intervene and they would have to decide that Trump's actions in forcing the security clearance makes Trump a liability to US security. People would have to prevail on their representatives in that respect.
    "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” Mahatma Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Trump is not required to take security advice from his experts or the people. Only Congress can intervene and they would have to decide that Trump's actions in forcing the security clearance makes Trump a liability to US security. People would have to prevail on their representatives in that respect.
    That is exactly true. I do believe that is what the petition is for, to petition congress to take action. I am not signing it but I did link it just for people to see that such a thing is out there. I think it is great. I may contact my reps though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Trump is not required to take security advice from his experts or the people. Only Congress can intervene and they would have to decide that Trump's actions in forcing the security clearance makes Trump a liability to US security. People would have to prevail on their representatives in that respect.
    As Trump has the ability to order that Kushner be granted top security clearance, I don't understand why he would deny doing what he had the authority to do.
    All I can make of it is that Trump has lived a lie all his life and is devoid of any empathy whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    As Trump has the ability to order that Kushner be granted top security clearance, I don't understand why he would deny doing what he had the authority to do.
    All I can make of it is that Trump has lived a lie all his life and is devoid of any empathy whatsoever.
    He is a typical narcissist and borderline psychopath. He is capable of caring but only about those close to him.
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