Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why hasn't Jared Kushner's security clearance been yanked ... and other things we'd like to know (kerry Eleveld) · Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 2:47 pm

How many foreign contacts does someone have to omit from their SF-86 forms to lose their security clearance immediately? Because Jared Kushner managed to forget more foreign contacts than he listed, since he listed exactly zero. Who could’ve known that meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about setting up a secret back channel with Moscow or scrounging for dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer were noteworthy? Or how about that meeting with the head of a U.S.-sanctioned Russian state-run bank?

In fact, it’s not clear that we know if Kushner has even filed his amended SF-86 forms. The most recent statement we have from Kushner’s lawyer Jamie Gorelick appears to be from Saturday, restating what we already knew:

"As we have previously stated, Mr. Kushner's SF-86 was prematurely submitted and, among other errors, did not list any contacts with foreign government officials."

So the question is: Why hasn’t Jared Kushner’s security clearance been suspended?

Or even better:
Why isn’t every GOP intel & foreign affairs committee chair House & Senate demanding removal of proven security risks from White House?
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 11, 2017
And why isn’t every Democrat demanding that immediately?

Why aren’t they rushing the cameras on Capitol Hill to explain the immediate threat these new revelations pose to our government?

And why hasn’t the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner to testify, since they’ve been chasing that testimony for months now?


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