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According to the New York Times: “Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance – The president overruled concerns from intelligence officials and the top White House lawyer about giving his son-in-law access to sensitive information… The full scope of intelligence officials’ concerns about Mr. Kushner is not known. But the clearance had been held up in part over questions from the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. about his foreign and business contacts, including those related to Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Russia,…” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/us/politics/jared-kushner-security-clearance.html
The New York Times article mentions that Kushner was part of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with the Russian lawyer, and that he had met with the Russian ambassador, as well as the head of a Russian government owned bank. He failed to put this on his security clearance form.
Russia VEB Bank in NYC Served as Cover for Spy & for Spy Recruiting; Trump Advisor Kushner Met with VEB Head in December 2016: Ivanka Trump’s husband-Donald Trump’s advisor, Jared Kushner, admitted to meeting with the head of the VEB Bank (Vnesheconombank), Sergei Gorkov in December. According to Reuters, 28 March 2017, Gorkov “graduated from the Federal Security Service, or FSB, Russia’s internal security agency.“. According to the US Treasury sanctions: “VEB is a Russian state-owned financial institution that acts as a development bank and payment agent for the Russian government… VEB’s supervisory board is chaired by the Russian prime minister, and the chairman of the bank is appointed by the Russian president.” Thus, Gorkov was appointed by Putin. See more here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/trump-son-in-law-met-head-of-sanctioned-russian-government-bank-veb-veb-has-ukraine-china-ties And, here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/russia-veb-bank-in-nyc-served-as-cover-for-spy-spy-recruiting-trump-advisor-kushner-met-with-veb-head-in-december/
“Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance: NY Times
Posted:Fri, 01 Mar 2019 04:06:24 -0500 U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff in May to grant his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance, the New York Times reported on Thursday.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/41klsJeZSsg/trump-ordered-aide-to-give-kushner-security-clearance-ny-times-idUSKCN1QH31S
“Trump demanded top-secret clearance for Kushner over concerns of staffers” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-sought-top-secret-security-clearance-for-jared-kushner-last-year-despite-concerns-of-john-kelly-and-intelligence-officials/2019/02/28/2eacc72e-3bae-11e9-aaae-69364b2ed137_story.html
On Jan. 24, 2019, US Congressman “Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to breaking news that a supervisor overruled two career officials who recommended against granting Jared Kushner a top secret security clearance based on foreign influence concern. “Yesterday, I launched a wide-ranging investigation of the White House’s security clearance process based on a series of grave breaches over the past two years. My request letter to the White House explicitly covers Mr. Kushner, and we expect the White House to produce all of the documents and interviews we requested to determine if tonight’s breaking story is accurate. The system is supposed to be a nonpartisan determination anindividual’s fitness to hold a clearance, not an ad hoc approach that overrules career experts to give the President’s family members access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets.” https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/cummings-issues-statement-on-news-about-jared-kushner-s-security-clearance
US Congressman “Cummings Issues Statement on Report That President Trump Ordered Approval of Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance
Feb 28, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC (Feb. 28, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the New York Times reported  that President Donald Trump pushed for his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, to receive a security clearance despite numerous red flags:
“The security clearance process is supposed to function in an even-handed and neutral manner based on the national security interests of the United States. This latest report indicates that President Trump may have granted access to our country’s most sensitive classified information to his son-in-law against the advice of career staff—directly contradicting the President’s public denials  that he played any role. Our Committee launched a wide-ranging investigation  of the White House security clearance process on January 23. In a letter to the White House  , I requested specific documents and interviews relating to Mr. Kushner’s clearance and a number of others. To date, the White House has not produced a single document or scheduled a single interview. The Committee expects full compliance with its requests as soon as possible, or it may become necessary to consider alternative means to compel compliance.”
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