It’s not just Jared Kushner — Ivanka Trump’s security clearance now in question by lawmakers
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner isn’t the only White House adviser whose security clearance is coming under scrutiny — it looks like Ivanka Trump’s is now in the spotlight as well.
The New York Daily News reports that a group of over 20 lawmakers are questioning whether Trump’s eldest daughter should still have her security clearance, as she never disclosed any of her family’s meetings with Russian government officials.
“Ivanka Trump would have been required to disclose not only her foreign contacts, but those from Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. as well, says a letter to the FBI from representatives including New York’s Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez,” the Daily News writes.
Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, failed to disclose multiple contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, and a report from the New York Times claims Kushner has added more than 100 names of foreign contacts that he initially left off his required security clearance disclosure forms.
White House employees must submit a list of foreign contacts to the FBI as a prerequisite for getting a White House security clearance, and knowingly omitting foreign contacts is a felony that can carry significant legal consequences.