Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Among 25 Trump Officials Flagged Over ‘Serious’ Security Clearance Issues
President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner are reportedly among 25 Trump officials who have been flagged for having “serious disqualifying issues” by White House Personnel Security Office employee and whistleblower Tricia Newbold.
CNN national security senior correspondent Alexander Marquardt tweeted the news:
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are among the 25, a source familiar with the list tells me. https://t.co/TOMzUqfDqX— Alexander Marquardt (@MarquardtA) April 1, 2019
Newbold told the House Oversight and Reform Committee about a systematic breakdown in the White House security clearance process and how she flagged 25 different officials who were granted security clearance over the objections of career professionals, notes POLITICO:
I do not see a way forward positively in our office without coming to an external entity, and that’s because I have raised my concerns throughout the [Executive Office of the President] to career staffers as well as political staffers.
And I want it known that this is a systematic, it’s an office issue, and we’re not a political office, but these decisions were being continuously overrode.