This warms the cockles of my heart. So thankful that the Democrats rode in to the House on the Blue Wave. Democrats are all out of bubble gum. Yesterday, talk of Bart O’Kavanaugh’s possible perjury before Senate confirmation hearings being investigated by the Judiciary Committee was a thing. Today’s hero is Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee.
After questions arose about Baby Face Kushner’s suspicious acquisition of his security clearance, after much difficulty and problems, the Republican version of the House Committee actually requested information from the Trump administration about this. But, Trump ignored them. And it got dropped. So yeah, that’s how you deal with such issues. Rep. Cummings says they will subpoena the White House for the information they want.
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The House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into the White House security clearance process, an inquiry that promises to put a spotlight on how President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, overcame concerns to gain access to highly classified information.
“The Committee on Oversight and Reform is launching an in-depth investigation of the security clearance process at the White House and Transition Team in response to grave breaches of national security at the highest levels of the Trump administration,” Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, said in a letter to the White House obtained by NBC News.Kushner has since obtained a clearance, according to his lawyer, despite reports that he has been targeted for manipulation by foreign governments.
In the letter, Cummings said the investigation will seek to determine “why the White House and Transition Team appear to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information” and “the extent to which the nation’s most highly guarded secrets were provided to officials who should not have had access to them.”
“For the past two years, I have sought information with other Committee Members about a series of extremely troubling incidents regarding the security clearances of some of President Trump’s top aides, but the White House has refused to provide the information we requested, often ignoring our requests completely,” Cummings said.
Democrats have vowed to issue subpoenas if the Trump administration fails to turn over documents in response to requests from committee chairman.
Drip, drip, drip. This is what Democracy should look like. Next, I hope we hear from Representative Maxine Waters. We’re just getting started!